Book Recommendations on Music Performance and Klezmer
Enhancing musical performance
- Sound in Motion by David McGill
Indiana University Press. Bloomington, IN.
- The former principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra describes aspects of musical performance.
- Germaniums for the Clarinet and Saxophone by Edward Yadzinski
Plume d'Esprit. Amherst, NY.
- Engaging essays and etudes on diverse topics like practice, sight-reading, articulation, finger articulation and style.
- The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green with W. Timothy Gallwey
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. New York, NY.
- Learn inner game skills such as imagery and musical awareness to get more out of music and cope with performance nerves.
- Peak Performance by Charles Garfield
TarcherPerigee. New York, NY.
- Use the exercises in this book to learn ways to overcome stage fright.
- A Soprano on Her Head by Eloise Ristad
Real People Press. Moab, UT.
- New ways to look at perceived musical barriers and unleash your potential.
- Teaching Genius, Dorothy DeLay and the Making of a Musician by Barbara Lourie Sand.
Amadeus Press. Portland, OR.
- An inspirational book about the process of studying a musical instrument.
- Mazltov! Jewish-American Wedding Music for clarinet by Joel Rubin
- Informative article about klezmer and how to embellish.
- The Compleat Klezmer by Henry Sapoznik with Pete Sokolow
Tara Publications/Hal Leonard
- Thirty-three characteristic klezmer tunes from Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwein and others. Includes a CD of performances from the early 20th century.
- The Absolutely Complete Klezmer Songbook by Yale Strom
Transcontinental Music Publications/Hal Leonard
- 400 pages of a wide variety of melodies, a lengthy article by a noted scholar and contemporary recording of some of the melodies.