Mud, music, mayhem, and the defining moment of the 60’s counterculture; author Michael Lang was the organizer of Woodstock , and this narrative deals with the events as they unfolded. The book includes comments and interviews with others who participated, making this a unique perspective.
Molto Agitato: The Mayhem Behind the Music at the Metropolitan Opera, by Johanna Fiedler
Opera plots are full of intrigue and melodrama – and life behind the scenes at the Met might just mirror that kind of art. The book covers the early years of the organization and then draws back the curtain on the outsized personalities that have dominated the stage and run the show in more recent years.
Making use of wide-ranging interviews and including lots of illustrations, this book covers the early years of KISS, leading up to their breakthrough single “Rock and Roll All Night.” It’s a fly-on-the-wall view of their beginning, chronicling the struggles and challenges that ultimately led to their wild success.
The Everything Piano Book, by Evan A. Copp
Hopefully all this reading about music will fire your creative juices. This book, written by a professional pianist, covers the basics of musical notation, posture, scales, and even techniques for playing by ear. It comes with a CD giving audio examples of all the steps along the way. Create the soundtrack to your own life!