Trumpet Discussion Discuss "Must Read" books??? in the General forums; I have read a few books about music and performing and wonder what else is out there.
I have -
Mezzo Forte User
"Must Read" books???
I have read a few books about music and performing and wonder what else is out there.
I have -
Inner Game of Music
Mastery of Music
Joy of Music
Song and Wind
Fight Your Fear and Win
What else should be on a "must read" for musicians list?
Wynton Marsalis' "To A Young Jazz Musician."
It contains some very deep, philosophical discussions about music, art, and our generation's role in producing good music. Of course it talks about jazz, but I think the arguments are applicable to any area of music.
Horn: Flip Oakes Wild Thing American Long Cornet
Mouthpiece: Monette B1-1
A Soprano on Her Head by Eloise Ristad
Art and Fear Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland
The Performer Prepares by Robert Caldwell
The Art of Practicing : A Guide to Making Music from the Heart by Madeline Bruser
The Musical Temperament by Anthony E. Kemp Psychology and Personality of Musicians
At the Actor's Studio (Tape-recorded sessions transcribed) - Lee Strasberg
Note Grouping - James Morgan Thurmond
Monettes On Ice (Playing Hot Music In A Sub-Zero Setting) by M Laureano
Well it should be...
The Willard of Oz
"Don't be afraid to see what you see."
Mezzo Forte User
maybe more trumpet oriented then music oriented in general
The Art of Trumpet Playing Keith Johnson
The Art of Brass Playing Phillip Farkas
Brass Playing is No Harder Then Deep Breathing Claude Gordon
Notes from the Green Room Meyer
A Soprano on Her Head
The Inner Game of Music
The Mastery of Music
Mezzo Piano User
I am about to order the book "The Science of Breath". I was reading up on Bobby Shew the other day and discovered that he had a discussion with Maynard about this book and how it helped both of them.
The book is by Rudolph Ballentine, Alan Hymes, Rama
Practice is like filling a leaky bucket
Bb: Paul Mauriat, Yamaha
Flugel: Hub Van Laar ACK
Mouthpieces: monette, yamaha
For me, the most important trumpet related book I own is Luis Lubriels book on the teachings of Arnold Jacobs.
The Trumpet - Ed Tarr
Gave me a great insight into the history of the trumpet, meant that I started listening to different things when hearing pieces and I found that I apporoached pieces differently.
The Trumpet - Howard Snell
Masses of insights into how this instrument should be played/taught.
The Trumpet & Kettledrummer's Art - Johann Ernst Altenberg
Incredible book - amazing how little has changed in how things are taught. It certainly made me think about what I do when I am in front of a student.
A Cornet-Playing Pilgrim's Progress - Herbert L. Clarke
The story behind the man, in his own words - absolutely fascinating
Magnificent Mendez - Dr Jane W. Hickman & Dr Del Lyren
Again - a great story behind the man
The Memoirs of Timofei Dokschizer
And another one.
PPP - Preparation Practice Perform - Dr Roger Webster
A great book that goes beyond the normal "what does one perform" and focuses on the psychology of performance
I'll second the recommendation of Snell's "The Trumpet". Unfortunately this book is not widely known on this side of the pond, but if I could keep only one trumpet related book this would definitely be it. Snell is such is clear-headed thinker in terms of every aspect of trumpet performance and pedagogy, and presents every topic in a new and fresh light. His insights into preparation and dealing with nerves completely changed the way I prepare for performances.
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