Top 10 Books on Music Practice

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Having read and reviewed a lot of books on practice over the last 5 years I thought it was time to put together a list of my favourites. Each of these has excellent advice which applies equally to players of all instruments.

I have tended to stay away from academia in this list. Whilst there is some excellent research and writing coming from universities most of it is not accessible or applicable for the practising musician.

As I find new material I will update this list. If you’d like a more complete list of books on practice then why not take a look at our bibliography.

In the meantime if you know of any other books on practice then please feel free to leave them in the comments below ;)

1. The Musician’s Way
2. Practicing for Young Musicians
3. Not Until You’ve Done Your Practice
4. A Soprano On Her Head
5. Not Pulling Strings
6. The Perfect Wrong Note
7. Practice is A Dirty Word
8. Art of Practice
9. Now I Love Music Practice
10. Passionate Practice

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