Subtitle: Releasing Your Deepest Creativity
Recommended to me by: a friend
This is a wonderful introduction to Process Work via making music.
There is the primary signal – the music we want to make – and the secondary signals – all the mistakes, hesitations, and imperfections that pop up despite our best efforts. Lane […]
Recommended to me by: Running across a MultCoLib blog post about the book and being a longtime fan of Stan Rogers and this song
“Northwest Passage” on youtube Go listen!
Stan Rogers was a Canadian folk music luminary, writing and performing songs with wonderful lyrics and harmonies. Sadly, he died back in 1983 in […]
I heard Bernstein’s Mass on the radio as a kid and was hooked by both the words and the music. I bought the double CD set at some point, but hadn’t listened to it for years. I got it out recently, thinking about interfaith. It’s a theater piece of a full Latin mass, interspersed with […]
Subtitle: Finding Happiness Singing with Others
This book answered exactly the question I had. What is it about singing that is so compelling for me? Do other people have the same experience?
Stacy Horn expertly blends personal experience, choir history, music history, and contemporary events into a compelling narrative about her membership in the […]
Subtitle: A Manual for Students
Recommended to me by: reading Conable’s previous book, What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body
This book is less playful and more dense than What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, but it is not at all the dry instruction manual I thought it would […]
Authors: Melissa Malde, MaryJean Allen, Kurt-Alexander Zeller
I read this as a followup to What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, since I’m a singer, not a musician. I expected it to be similarly playful and filled with illustrations more than words. I also expected it to cover very similar material.
Subtitle: The Practical Application of Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique to Making Music
Recommended to me by: Rosi Goldsmith
This book is filled with detailed illustrations of the body’s structure and how the parts work together, presented in a playful, declarative way. “If you already have a very free neck, Celebrate!”
I was […]
Subtitle: A collection of traditional folk, church and urban songs from Georgia
Recommended to me by: Jen Morris
This is primarily a book of sheet music, so I have not read it cover to cover, but it contains a lot of background material on Georgian music, as well as useful nuggets of information with […]