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Just place to post what you're currently reading, recommend books, etc

 

I just finished "The Only Pirate at the Party" by Lindsey Stirling.  It was really good, and inspirational.  I would definitely recommend it to fellow violin players

 

Currently I'm about 20% of the way through A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Book 1) by George R.R. Martin.  

"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." - Voltaire

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I'm reading Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

 

I have nothing against Lindsey, but I find the idea of a book about her absurd- I read somewhere that the book is supposed to be a biography, this is, a biography who hasn't even hit 30 years of life.

 

Cool book about music:
Bach's biography: Music in the Castle of Heaven. J. Gardiner.

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Blue Bird said
Just place to post what you're currently reading, recommend books, etc

 

I just finished "The Only Pirate at the Party" by Lindsey Stirling.  It was really good, and inspirational.  I would definitely recommend it to fellow violin players

 

Currently I'm about 20% of the way through A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Book 1) by George R.R. Martin.    

I just read a review of "The Only Pirate at the Party".  It does sound very interesting. 

The only books I've been reading lately are the likes of "Little Bo Peep has lost her Sheep", "Katie the Kitten", "The Happy Man and His Dump Truck", "Winnie the Pooh and the Pebble Hunt", "Barney's Sand Castle", "Panda Bear's Secret", etc.  I can recommend all of them!!

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I'm not a fan of Lindsey Stirling... I think she's really talented, just not big into techno pop... but I've been interested in reading her book. It's on my list, maybe this winter I'll read it.

I've got a few books going but have mainly been focusing on Armada by Ernest Cline. It's a fun sci-fi, which isn't something I normally read, but I loved his book Ready Player One so much, that I had to read this one, too. I would recommend both for people who love sci-fi, and great 1980s references, lol.

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http://tlover.proboards.com/bo.....d/5/tlover

 

This is a link to the online book I wrote.

I would love to have coffee with Lindsey Sterling's dad.  I think he is incredibly talented.

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@MrYikes .. I will have to check that out... I am at work and afraid to click on links.   

Although I have had a huge pause... I am in the middle of Natchez Burning.

I have stacks of books that I am starting or in the middle of....

I am also "reading" my book of music that I got.  "The Best of the Beatles Violin." 

I read a Thriller called "Find Her" by Lisa Gardner...that was quite riveting.... a bit scary though.. 🙂

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So I've been reading Lindsey's "Only Pirate at the Party" ... I'm almost done with it, and it is an overall fun read. Again, coming from someone who isn't a fan of her music style, but appreciates her talent.

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I've just finished reading 'Special Topics in Calamity Physics' by Marisha Pessl for the second time. Her style might be a bit difficult to get into at the beginning but once you've gotten used to it, it's an awesome mix between coming-of-age and thriller.

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I read a book called A Tune a Day when I was starting out.This is one of the best books for beginners and it had really helped me through. 

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Oh, good, a book thread.  🙂

I love books. I do not read as often as I used to, but I still read from time to time.

The last few books I read were sci-fi (my favorite type of fiction to read) were by Jack McDevitt. I have read is series of Alex Benedict novels (about 6 or seven books now), and started in Academy series, but I am only a few books into that set of books.

Jack writes hard sci-fi, not the science fantasy. His books seem to be mostly related to archaeology and history, in one form or another. While the Alex Benedict books are more like tomb raiding and selling the loot, the Academy books are more about preserving historical items for the future. The Alex Benedict novels take place far in the future, while the Academy series is not as far in the future.

Jack's writing style may be a bit too dry and slow moving at times for some people, but there is action in there. His books keep me interested, anyway.

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I recently read ‘The Inner Game of Music’, by Barry Green. It’s not specific to one instrument, genre’ or level of playing. It’s about connecting with music and your immersion into playing and producing sound. The focus is a sensory and sensual approach to learning what it is to be a musician first and a technical player or performer second… asserting that at times the technical can separate us from our innate musicianship and the creative energy that enables us to learn and grow.

At times it seemed a bit vague, but in general, I got a lot out of it and will probably read it once every 6 months to a year as I progress. I think parts of it will ‘click’ better as my own understanding of music evolves. The material is thought provoking and insightful and I recommend any beginner or intermediate player give it a read

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I am reading a book by Hal Leonard called Essential Elements for Strings. It's pretty interesting and it has got exercises so that you could practice.  

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Essential Elements is my favorite book for playing and teaching. Great exercises and "songs".

I read a book on Poetry by Laura Foley. A short collection about a daughter and her relationship with her father a WWII soldier, POW surviver.  It was bittersweet.  It is called WTF.  

I started a book Crash and Burn - Fiction - but I got a bit busy.  I get busy and I don't read as much as I'd like.   

Cheers. 

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I am readimg these books.

1) Ancient Greek Music. author: West, M. L.

Music in Life, The Voice, Stringed Instruments, Rhythm and Tempo, Scales and Modes, Melody and Form, Theory, Notation and Pitch, Instruments,The Musical Documents and more. With many pictures.

Great book for classicists or anyone who has an interest in history of music. (The book can be found free on the internet)

2) An outline of the history of music. author. Nef Karl.-Columbia University Press.

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