Recommended Reading

Philosophical Reading

The Inner Game of Music – Barry Green with Timothy Gallwey

A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances– Eloise Ristad

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within– Kenny Werner

The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry– Barry Green

No More Secondhand Art– Peter London

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art – Stephen Nachmanovitch

The New Toughness Training for Sports: Mental Emotional Physical Conditioning from One of the World’s Premier Sports Psychologists by James E. Loehr, Ph.D.

Simple Zen: A Guide to Living Moment by Moment (Simple Series) by C. Alexander Simpkins, Ph.D. & Annellen Simpkins, Ph.D.

Methods, Etudes, & Excerpts
All Zimmerman excerpt books
‘The Real Get a Job Book’ excerpt book by Roger S. Funk & Lloyd J. Goldstein
Simandl Book I
Thomas Gale’s series of books
The Essentials of Sevcik Opus 2 School of Bowing Technique transcribed by Neil Tarlton
Scale Studies by Oswald Schwabe – An intermediate level book with bowing variations, and traditional fingering suggestions.
Any etude books by Slama, Storch, Storch-Hrabe


Fundamental Bass Information
A Contemporary Concept of Bowing Technique for the Double Bass by Frederick Zimmerman

Art of Double Bass Playing (Art of) by Warren Benfield & James Seay Dean, Jr.

“An Introduction to Double Bass Playing” by Peter Tambroni

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – David Allen

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