What music books are you reading?

Anyone got any good suggestions for music related books? Doesn't have to be tech focused, just anything music related you'd care to recommend?

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Anonymous said...

Reading "Life" by Keith Richards. A bit hefty, but a must read–even if you're not a huge Stones fan.

Going to read the Scott Weiland book after that.

raketemensch said...

"Music, The Brain and Ecstasy" - http://www.amazon.com/Music-Brain-Ecstasy-Captures-Imagination/dp/038078209X

Musical psychoacoustics, biology, psychology, all kinds of amazing things combining to make our asses shake.

Anonymous said...

Digging through old boxes....I found my Kurt Cobain journal I bought when I was in high school. that book is pretty cool time machine to see all his handwritten lyrics and drawings. freesoulvw.

Anonymous said...

1. Dance Music Manual, 2nd Edition: Tools, Toys & Techniques

2. How to Make a Noise: iPad Synthesizers Edition

3. Video tutorials by Olav Basoski:

- Making Electronic Dance Music
- Designing Sounds for Dance Music
- Live 8 403: Remixing in Live

ns said...

The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music - Miller Puckette

The SuperCollider Book - Scott Wilson, David Cottle, Nick Collins

Electronic Music and Sound Design - Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri

Just a few books I have been reading lately.

robman84 said...

Ableton Live 7 bookzine (I know, I've had it for a couple of years and still haven't got through it.)

Waiting to be read on my shelf: "The Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century" and "How to DJ (Properly)"

Often dipped into: "Music Technology Reference Book" by Peter Buick and Vic Lennard. Highly recommended.

Building The Station said...

This is your brain on music

Anonymous said...

"Read? We don't do much reading."
quoted from the Twins in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

Marlene DeGrood said...

Drum Programming: A Complete Guide To Program And Think Like A Drummer by Ray Badness

How To Make A Noise by Simon Cann

and ....

The Big Book Of Adventure Stories (vintage original) by Otto Penzler

Charlie BE said...

"Born to Use Mics"

about NAS'- Illmatic album.

Very interesting.