When it comes to learning music I still love to lean into the old dusty trusted paper. Man, I still really love paper!
The smell of candle fragrance, coffee and paper makes me want to enter into that private world of knowledge and digest!
I love the feel of a book. the allure and all that awaits like a beautiful women. To enter that secret world where magic happily appears and all that was old and grey is transformed into the fresh and colourful.
Paper always brings with it a sense of peace and stress relief from the distractions of computer learning. A book is a place where texts and messengers and news feeds have no place.
A book is a place where the mind is still and childlike filled with curiosity but all the time knowing that it will eventually absorb the magic that is presented before it and turn the pages of stardust into living breathing art. Man, I love paper!
Here are the top 5 music education text books and scores I use at the moment,
5] Twentieth Century Harmony -Vincent Persichetti
4] John Mclaughlin Improvisations [Transcriptions]-Mediastarz
3] Exploring Jazz Piano Book 2- Tim Richards
2] Jazz composition theory and practice-Ted Pease [Berklee press]
1] A chromatic approach to jazz harmony and melody-Dave Liebman