Many of us love music. Whether it is the sound of an instrument, the voice of a singer, the depth of the notes or the composition of the lyrics, music is just an amazing thing. However, most of us never learn to play the instrument or to sing. We listen to songs but that is not enough. For such people, finding good books to read on music is a blessing. Luckily, we have some amazing authors who have written incredible books which will teach you all about music. Here are our top picks:
- Trumpet Kings
‘Trumpet Kings’ talks about the best trumpet player and how he used music to get his message across to people. The books have a collection of unique players and their biographical details put together. Rarely do we find a well-written piece like this. Usually, biographies get boring very soon because they do not create interest for the readers. Trumpets are not a very popular instrument and folks usually associate them with Jazz only.
Although musicians use them with other music types like pop, most common people do not know about this. This book gives an insight about trumpets became popular and why they are such a unique instrument. Trumpets also produce some of the strongest notes in the world when it comes to music.
For those of you who take interest in the history of music and the start of the musical era, Trumpet kings is a must read. You will enjoy it thoroughly as it grabs your attention from the first page. The book can even inspire you to learn the instrument yourself and start playing at your own concerts.
- This Is Your Brain on Music
If you want to learn about the technical aspects of music and understand the dynamics between science and music, you need to read this book. It is very aptly organized and mixes all scientific knowledge with your obsession, which is music. These types of books are also necessary to read if you majoring in a science subject.
The more you know about the relations between art and science, the better you can comprehend the topics that you have to study later on. Making connections between all the things around you is a tough job. Yet if you are wise and smart, you will use your free time learning these little things.
- Our Band Could Be Your Life
For those of you who are into history and rock, this is the best book for you. The American indie rock uses inspiration from many artists who did not make it into the big leagues. Most people do not know their names or how much they contributed to making rock popular in America. The book covers the history and story of these underground rock bands. You would enjoy it thoroughly because it is relatable in countless ways. The author writes in a way that is easy to read.
- Rip It Up and Start Again
A book on the post-punk musical genre and era, the book has been a magnificent learning point for various folks who thought they knew punk. Most people have no idea what punk art is and how it came to be what it is today. The modern day version of punk that we know now is not how it was before. The subject covered in the book is different so when it was first published, it did not gain immediate popularity. But once people started reading it, they realized that this was more than the ordinary music book they usually read.