Book List for Violinists

June 14th, 2013 | Posted by BaylaK in Goal 10: Artistic Playing
  • Copland, Aaron. What to Listen for in Music. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1939.
  • Elson, Margaret. Passionate Practice. Oakland: Regent Press, 2002.
  • Gallwey, Timothy. The Inner Game of Tennis. New York: Random House, 1974.
  • Green, Barry. The Inner Game of Music. New York: Doubleday, 1986.
  • Green, Barry. The Mastery of Music. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.
  • Griffiths, Paul. The String Quartet: A History. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1983.
  • Guarneri Quartet. The Art of Quartet Playing. New York: Knopf, 1986.
  • Jourdain, Robert. Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy. New York: Quill/HarperCollins, 1997.
  • Kaplan, Burton.The Musician’s Practice Log. 2001 (self-published: online at
  • Kaplan, Burton. Practicing for Artistic Success. 2005 (self-published: online at
  • Kramer, Lawrence. Why Classical Music Still Matters. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
  • Meyer, Leonard. Emotion and Meaning in Music. New York: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.
  • Nachmanovitch, Stephen. Free Play. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Perigee Books, 1990.
  • Ristad, Eloise. A Soprano on Her Head. New York: Consolidated Music Publishers, 1956.
  • Sacks, Oliver. Musicophilia. New York: Vantage Books, 2007.
  • Sherman, Russell. Piano Pieces. New York: North Point Press, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
  • Steinhardt, Arnold. Indivisible by Four. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
  • Whiteside, Abby. On Piano Playing. Portland: Amadeus Press, 1997.
  • Zander, Benjamin and Rosamunde. The Art of Possibility. New York: Penguin USA, 2002.

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