Musicians are constantly looking for new sources of inspiration. While that is often found by expanding their musical horizons via listening to new artists, there are other alternatives such as reading a good book about music. Books have the ability to spark new ideas, and there is a myriad of books about music out there to discover. Some are biographies detailing the ups and downs of being a musician by some of the greatest musicians to ever live, while others talk about music theory or how to make it big in the industry today. Regardless of the topic, you’re bound to find loads of inspiration and advice in one of these many books about music.
The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart – Madeline Bruser & Deline Bruser
True artists are those who are able to create what they feel. In this book, Deline and Madeline explain how to get more creative by learning how to practice and hone their skills in order to create more effective and beautiful music. If you’re not a fan of chart-topping songs, this is the book for you. Besides being able to learn how to play various instruments, the book also talks about how to improve your performance skills in order to create more effective and beautiful music.
Hack the Music Business: Build Your Own Career – Dave Kusek
This is a great read for anyone who is starting out in the music industry or is in the process of revamping their career. It’s full of practical advice and inspiration that will help you get through the first few years of your career successfully. The book also talks about how to treat your career as a start-up and handle it professionally.
Chronicles – Bob Dylan
This book, which is written by Bob Dylan, chronicles his journey through his various losses and discoveries. Through his years as a musician in New York City, he was able to rise to the top of the charts. Although his story may not necessarily seem inspiring, it can still be a great read for anyone who’s looking to enter the music industry and is expecting a warm welcome. Dylan argues that the music industry isn’t all about glitter and glam and that you should expect disappointment if you want to be successful.
Audio Effects, Mixing and Mastering – Metin Bektas
This book is about the various aspects of audio mixing and mastering, and it’s very informative for anyone who’s new to the industry. Those who are already familiar with the subject will find it very easy to understand. This is a must-read if you want to make it big in the music industry, even if you’re not necessarily interested in the technical side of things.