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Suggested Reading



General Music

The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music by Ellen Koskoff et al.

Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America by Elaine Keillor et al.

The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science and the Natural Order of the Universe by Jamie James

The Musician's Soul by James Jordan 

The Spiritual Significance of Music by Justin St. Vincent

Health and Well-Being

Acquisition and Loss of Movement in Musicians. (Seminars in Neurology, Volume 9, No. 2, June 1989) by Frank R. Wilson, M.D.

The Alexander Technique for Musicians by Judith Kleinman and Peter Buckoke

The Healing Energies of Music by Hal A. Lingerman

The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness Using Sound, Voice, and Music by Mitchell L. Gaynor

Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison

The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy edited by Jane Edwards

Sacred Sounds: Magic & Healing Through Music & Words by Ted Andrews

The Tao of Music, Sound Psychology: Using Music to Change Your Life by John M. Ortiz, Ph.D

The Tao of Sound: Acoustic Sound Healing for the 21st Century by Fabien Maman with Terres Unsoeld


Music and the Brain

Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination by Robert Jourdain

Music, Language, and the Brain by Aniruddh D. Patel

Music and the Mind by Anthony Storr

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by by Oliver Sacks

This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin


History and Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Music Instruments by Robert Dearling, editor

The History of Musical Instruments by Curt Sachs

The Hopi Flute Ceremony by Dr. Richard W. Payne

The Indians' Book by Natalie Curtis

Music in Primitive Culture by Bruno Nettl

Musical Instruments: Craftsmanship and Traditions from Prehistory to the Present by Lucie Rault

Musical Instruments of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia by The Diagram Group

Musical Sound Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa by Percival R. Kirby

The Native American Plains Flute by Dr. Richard W. Payne

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture by Janet Sturman, editor

The Story of the Flute by H. Macaulay Fitzgibbon

Woodwind Instruments and Their History by Anthony Baines

World Flute Instructional

The Art of the Native American Flute by R. Carlos Nakai

A Complete Guide to Learning the Irish Tin Whistle by Clare McKenna

The Complete Guide to the Native American Style Flute (Beginner to Intermediate) by Scott August

The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle by Grey Larsen

An Fheadóg Mhór - Irish Traditional Flute Technique by Conal Ó Gráda

Flute Magic: An Introduction to the Native American Flute by Tim R. Crawford with Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl

Kokopelli's Flute: The Complete Guide to the Anasazi Flute by Scott August

The Native American Flute: Understanding the Gift by John Vames

Flute Lore, Folktales, and Mythology

Flute Lore, Flute Tales by Katherine L. Holmes

Kokopelli Ceremonies by Stephen W. Hill

Kokopelli: Flute Player Images in Rock Art by Dennis Slifer and James Duffield

Kokopelli: The Magic, Mirth, and Mischief of an Ancient Symbol by Dennis Slifer

Kokopelli: The Making of an Icon by Ekkehart Malotki

World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power by Dale E. Olsen

Music Performance

The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart by Madeline Bruser

The Athletic Musician: A Guide to Playing Without Pain by Barbara Paull and Christine Harrison

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch

The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green with W. Timothy Gallwey

The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness by Gerald Klickstein

The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self by William Westney

Performance Success: Performing Your Best Under Pressure by Don Greene, Ph.D.

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

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by Daniel Coyle

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