Jason Heath recently noted some book recommendations for musicians from Chicago bassist Greg Sarchet. I have a few of my own that I’d like to add to the mix!
- Zander, Rosamund, and Benjamin Zander. The Art of Possibility
–I complained loudly when I was in Ben’s orchestra rehearsals, and thought he was a nut in class. To this day he is one of the most influential figures in my life. This is a must-read.
- Green, Barry, and W. Gallwey. Inner Game of Music
–We can’t forget Barry Green’s book!
- Hofstadter, Douglas. G√∂del, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
–Because you are an effing geek. Seriously, this book is a key component for my theories on the correlations between music and science.