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Some Music Books I Recommend

  • Guitar Atlas: Guitar Styles from Around the World, Vol. 1 & 2
  • Arranging & Composing for the Small Ensemble by David Baker
  • Jazz Guitar by Mickey Baker
  • Yes to the Mess - Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz by Fank J. Barrett
  • Real Blues Guitar by Kenn Chipkin
  • Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane by Corey Christiansen and Kim Bock
  • Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of Wes Montgomery by Corey Christiansen
  • The Teaching of Jazz by Jerry Coker
  • How to Improvise by Hal Crook
  • The Guitarist's Guide to Composing and Improvising by Jon Damian
  • The Sound Reinforcement Handbook by Gary Davis & Ralph Jones
  • Complete Guide to Film Scoring - The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV by Richard Davis
  • The Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer
  • Fusion by Joe Diorio
  • Giant Steps by Joe Diorio
  • Intervallic Designs for Jazz Guitar by Joe Diorio
  • Jazz Blues Styles by Joe Diorio
  • Jazz Structures for the New Millennium by Joe Diorio
  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown - The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson by Dr. Licks
  • The Brazilian Guitar Book by Nelson Faria
  • Inside the Brazilian Rhythm Section by Nelson Faria and Cliff Korman
  • Music and Mathematics - From Pythagoras to Fractals by John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson
  • Reharmonization Techniques by Randy Felts
  • The Serious Jazz Practice Book by Barry Finnerty
  • Gradus ad Parnassum - The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux
  • The Professional Arranger/ Composer by Russell Garcia
  • The Professional Arranger/ Composer Book II by Russell Garcia
  • The Music of Miles Davis by Lex Giel
  • Joe's Guitar Method by Joey Goldstein
  • The Advancing Guitarist by Mick Goodrick
  • Creative Chordal Harmony for Guitar: Using Generic Modality Compression by Mick Goodrick and Tim Miller
  • Factorial Rhythm for All Instruments by Mick Goodrick and Mitch Haupers
  • Mr. Goodchord’s Almanac of Guitar Voice-Leading for the Year 2001 and Beyond, Volume I: Name That Chord by Mick Goodrick
  • Mr. Goodchord’s Almanac of Guitar Voice-Leading for the Year 2001 and Beyond, Volume II: Do Not Name That Chord by Mick Goodrick
  • Mr. Goodchord’s Almanac of Guitar Voice-Leading for the Year 2001 and Beyond, Volume III: Beyond the Mother Lode by Mick Goodrick
  • African Guitar Styles by Folo Graff
  • Jazz Guitar Comping by Andrew Green
  • Jazz Guitar Structures by Andrew Green
  • Jazz Guitar Technique by Andrew Green
  • Metaphors for the Musician by Randy Halberstadt
  • Exploring Jazz Guitar by Jim Hall
  • Analog Man's Guide To Vintage Effects by Tom Hughes
  • Jazz- & popharmonik by Sten Ingelf
  • Praktisk harmonilära och ackordspel - visharmonik by Sten Ingelf
  • Stora musikguiden - Musikteori för alla by Roine Jansson
  • Traditionell arrangering by Roine Jansson
  • How to Play Blues Guitar by Richard Johnston
  • What to Listen for in Jazz by Barry Kernfeld
  • The Wes Montgomery Guitar Folio by Steve Khan
  • A Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 1-3 by William G. Leavitt
  • The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine
  • The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine
  • A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody by David Liebman
  • Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble by Dick Lowell and Ken Pullig
  • Best of Wes Montgomery by Wolf Marshall
  • The Listening Book - Discovering Your Own Music by W.A. Mathieu
  • The Salsa Guidebook by Rebeca Mauleon
  • Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius, "The World's Greatest Bass Player" by Bill Milkowski
  • The Chord Scale Theory & Jazz Harmony by Barrie Nettles and Richard Graf
  • Brazil, Your Passport to a New World of Music by Billy Newman
  • Solo Guitar Playing by Frederick M. Noad
  • Solo Guitar Playing, Book 2 by Frederick M. Noad
  • Musik som levebröd by Johan Ohlin & Kent Wennman
  • Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice by Ted Pease
  • Modern Jazz Voicings by Ted Pease and Ken Pullig
  • Zen and the Art of Guitar by Jeff Peretz
  • A Composer's Guide to Game Music by Winifred Phillips
  • Creative Jazz Improvisation by Scott D. Reeves
  • The Reel World - Scoring for Pictures by Jeff Rona
  • Nashville Guitar by Arlen Roth
  • The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization by George Russell
  • Music Composition for Film and Television by Lalo Schifrin
  • Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns by Nicolas Slonimsky
  • Live Sound Reinforcement by Scott Hunter Stark
  • Scat! by Bob Stoloff
  • Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo
  • The Book of Six Strings: The Six-Fold Path of Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo & Tobias Hurwitz
  • Jazzmusiikin harmonia by Max Tabell
  • The Art of Improvisation by Bob Taylor
  • Miles, the Autobiography by Quincy Troupe & Miles Davis
  • Vintage Synthesizers by Mark Vail
  • Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting by Jimmy Webb
  • Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner
  • Complete Book of Harmony, Theory and Voicing by Bret Willmott
  • Ljudinspelningens ABC by Lennart Zetterberg
  • Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo
  • More Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo
  • Gypsy Fire by Andreas Öberg and Michael Horowitz
  • The Beatles Complete Fake Book
  • The Charlie Parker Omnibook
  • Bill Frisell, an Anthology
  • The Latin Real Book
  • Pat Metheny Song Book
  • Miles Davis Real Book
  • Monica Z sångbok
  • The New Real Book Vol. 1-3
  • The Real Easy Book Vol. 1-2
  • Real Jazz Book
  • The Real Swede
  • The Standards Real Book
  • The Various "Illegal" Real Books
  • The World's Greatest Fake Book

Some Non-Music Books

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  • Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss