Books About Music

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The rhythmical arrangement of instrumental or vocal sound to make melody is an art that most people enjoy. It is in most cases emotional and even has healing properties-the use of music therapy on patients is well documented and been proved to work.

From the making of music all the way to its consumption, entails an intricate process. Even through that process, it’s still hard to tell the effects of a music productions. To understand the intricacies of music, there are some good reads that would help bring you to better understanding about music. Some of them are listed below.

Memoirs by Musicians

  • Chronicles by Bob Dylan                                                                   

This is a book from a man who’s music was once anthems for civil rights groups in the United States. Songs such as “Blowing in the wind” and “The Times They Are A-changin” Became synonymous with the antiwar movent at that time.

This memoir takes readers to a time when Bob Dylan was looking everywhere for inspiration for a song. It is as inspiring, nostalgic, sweet and profound as the author.

  • Cash by Jonny Cash

Jonny Cash was a country music singer from Tennessee. He has been inducted into the hall of fame for three genres of music- country music, Rock and Roll and Gospel. He died in September 2003.

The book “Cash” looks back at his long and successful career. It explores his personal experiences, addictions, failures and disappointments. In his own words he takes the reader through the journey that was his life is a humble and nostalgic tone. In the end what you will be left with, is the realization that although Jonny Cash had a legend status he never once saw himself as larger than life.

  • Life by Keith Richards

This is the memoirs of a legendary rock star. Keith Richards was one of the original members of the rock band Rolling stone. In his book, he does not leave out much.

He tells the story of the high life of a rock star: the hard drugs, the trappings of fame, the premature deaths of friends like Gram Parson and Brian Jones. But most importantly, he talks about the this that he loves most, Music.

  • Satchmo: My life in New Orleans by Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was a trumpet player songwriter and singer. He is considered to be among the pioneers of the jazz culture in New Orleans. His influence in Jazz music can still be felt up to   date.

This books that the reader back to the time when culture was exploding in New Orleans. It tells of his experience with music and how he and others like him brought jazz to be recognized globally.

  • Clothes clothes clothes music music music boys boys boy by Viv Albertine

Viv Albertines ful names is Viviane Katrina Luoise. She is an English guiitarist, singer and songwriter. In the 70s she was in an all female punk band, The Slits. In the book she talks about her time in Music. She tells the stories of her relationships. The book is a riveting drammatic story of a girl in a punk band and her vanities.

  • Miles by Miles David

This is an autobiography of the legendary trumpeter, songwriter and band leader, Miles Davis. It gives some in-depth details of jazz music in the mid 20th century. It give an up-close encounter with some of the big names in the music industry and his relationship with people such as John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Ultimately, it give a clear picture of the milestones achieved by jazz music and recording of some

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