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I could just google this but usually "electronic musician" means "EDM". So I'd rather get the opinions of people here where they found some book useful for their own music in some way... music composition/theory/creativity whatever, not just music theory. I am doubtful there are many, but i've been reading a lot of books in general lately and think I should at least try to look to see if I can find some good books on the topic.

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All of the Arcana: Musicians on Music. Specifically one and two.

http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=B001

Also:

Sound Synthesis and Sampling, Second Edition (Music Technology) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0240516923/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_XGRTMHR6EMTZR7WQ09E8

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Maybe more in the “whatever” category, but still good:

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey https://www.amazon.com/dp/0802146104/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Q07JN3AMW1YT9C1GKHM6

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1400033535/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_YDFWC27J6S1VDNCQM1RZ

 

Also - anything by David Toop- like rap attack or ocean of sound.

 

Decent theory book (I went thru 10th edition, but I’m sure it’s the same):

Basic Materials in Music Theory: A Programmed Approach (12th Edition) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0205654207/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9VVETS8C0JX0X1NSFVRS

 

 

On 5/15/2021 at 5:19 PM, Brisbot said:

I could just google this but usually "electronic musician" means "EDM". So I'd rather get the opinions of people here where they found some book useful for their own music in some way... music composition/theory/creativity whatever, not just music theory. I am doubtful there are many, but i've been reading a lot of books in general lately and think I should at least try to look to see if I can find some good books on the topic.

 

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