So yes, "new section". What is that about?
I'm constantly asked by my students and coachees to recommend them books on specific areas of interest. (Goes without saying that my expertise and advice is sought after mainly only in the music arena..) That is the reason why I intend to create this new blog section where I will periodically recommend readings. I hope that you find it interesting and helpful.
The first recommendation is How Music Works by John Powell. (Amazon link here. No, I don't have any shares with amazon, and I actually purchased the kindle edition!) The book is very informative and can be read by musicians and non musicians alike. It is written in a witty informal style, that is never boring but is not annoying either. Powell is a natural communicator and achieves his purpose very well. If you are looking for an introduction into the principles of sound and mechanisms of sound production, this is defenitely a must read. For the trained musician, I'm sure there is some stuff here you didn't know, and a lot of it that you might have forgotten. I enjoyed it and I recommend it to anyone curious about music.