Study Guide, Section 7: Bibliography
The following books have been used as sources in the preparation of this study guide and are highly recommended for further reading.
The Listening Book, Discovering Your Own Music by W. A. Mathieu, published by Shambhala Publications, Inc. Charming stories and beautifully clear practices for anyone wishing to make better use of their ears.
The Musical Life, Reflections on What it is and How to Live it by W. A. Mathieu, published by Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Harmonic Experience, by W. A. Mathieu, published by Inner Traditions International. For serious students of harmony. If you pick this book up (and take it to heart) dont expect to put it down for a decade or so!
Milton Cross Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music, by Milton Cross and David Ewen, published by Doubleday and Company, Inc. At a chapter or two a night, this two volume collection is a great way to get a quick feel for the lives of many of the great composers.
Music for the Piano, by James Friskin and Irwin Freundlich, published by Dover Publications, Inc. Comprehensive lists of works by composer for piano and piano ensembles. Helpful aesthetic and technical descriptions of pieces are included.
Bakers Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, edited by Nicolas Slonimsky, published by Schirmer Books. Brief biographies of composers, conductors, instrumentalists, singers, and other figures in music history and current times.
Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music, edited by Stanley Sadie, published by W. W. Norton & Company.
Piano Tuning, A Simple and Accurate Method for Amateurs by J. Cree Fischer, published by Dover Publications, Inc.
A History of Western Music, by Donald Jay Grout, published by W. W. Norton & Company.
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