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Recommended books and podcasts for musicians

As a musician, it's important to continue learning and growing your skills. One great way to do this is through reading books and listening to podcasts on the subject. In this blog post, we've compiled a list of recommended books and podcasts for musicians of all levels.


  1. "The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music" by Victor Wooten - This book is a unique blend of memoir, music theory, and spiritual awakening. It's a great read for anyone looking to approach music in a more mindful way.

  2. "How to Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician" by Ari Herstand - This book offers practical advice on how to build a successful music career in today's industry.

  3. "The Inner Game of Music" by Barry Green - This book explores the psychological side of music performance, and how to overcome the mental barriers that can hold you back.

  4. "The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony" by Jimmy Kachulis - This book is a great resource for songwriters looking to expand their knowledge of harmony and chord progressions.


  1. "Song Exploder" - In this podcast, musicians break down their songs and discuss the creative process behind them.

  2. "Switched on Pop" - This podcast analyzes popular music and explores the songwriting techniques and production behind the hits.

  3. "The Working Songwriter" - This podcast features interviews with successful songwriters, discussing the business side of music and how to build a sustainable career.

  4. "The Music Industry Blueprint" - This podcast covers a range of topics related to the music industry, including marketing, branding, and monetization.

By investing time in reading and listening to these resources, you'll be taking important steps towards developing your skills as a musician. Happy learning!

References and sources:

  1. Wooten, V. (2008). The music lesson: A spiritual search for growth through music. Berkley, CA: Berkley Books.

  2. Herstand, A. (2017). How to make it in the new music business: Practical tips on building a loyal following and making a living as a musician. Liveright Publishing.

  3. Green, B. (1986). The inner game of music. New York, NY: Doubleday.

  4. Kachulis, J. (2001). The songwriter's workshop: Harmony. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard.

  5. "Song Exploder" -

  6. "Switched on Pop" -

  7. "The Working Songwriter" -

  8. "The Music Industry Blueprint" -

Until the next beat drops, keep creating!



Comments (1)

Membre inconnu
22 nov. 2023

A few of these books were important influences on me when I was conservatory student : " Inner Game of Music" is definitely important for every musician! I can add "Being A Singer: the Art, Craft and Science" to this list. A gamechanger for singers of all kinds.

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