Top 10 Must-read Books On Minimalism & Music For Music Lovers
Reading makes you more empathetic and keeps your brain healthy. The more you read the more your awareness increases which helps you to see others’ points of view, and your own before making a decision. A good book transports you to another place where your stresses don't exist, allowing you to relax. If you can reduce your stress levels in under ten minutes by doing something you enjoy, would you? The additional benefit comes in when you are reading about what matters to you, it’s one of the best feelings in the world - having fun while learning to become a better person. Books on minimalism will teach you to make the first things first, to seek to live a life of meaning instead of material obsession while the on music will inspire to understand the inner working of the industry you love so much, who knows maybe your love to listen to good music may turn into a love to create beautiful melodious music.
The Life-changing magic of tidying up - Marie Kondo
In this short easy to read book on The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Marie Kondo explained why being intentional about living making you a better individual, who chose what has meaning to you, your life becomes more valuable. It's a call to review your perspective on life. To value living meaningful life over material acquisitions. A little snick pick here: decluttering through concentration can be accomplished within a short period.
Goodbye: Things - Fumio Sasaki
Having less brings more happiness is one of the amazing books implied. This New Japanese Minimalism book offers an escape route to anyone seeking to transition from being an impulsive hoarder to a hyper-mindful consumer.
Fumio Sasaki is the new king of decluttering and his practical book will help anyone who is truly stressed out by the clutters of consumerism. He was just a regular guy that constantly stressed out, he got helped and now shares his wisdom in this book.
The Joy of less - Francine Jay
This is a minimalist living guide to declutter, organize and simplify your life and everything that pertains to you, it’s a fun read for anyone who wants to be joyful instead of overwhelmed due to the burden of unnecessary possessions. Francine’s book will inspire you to downsize if that is what it will take for you to truly be happy or clean your closets for your joy to sparkle.
There is no better time to make your secret desires to “just be” without the stress of managing more stuff a reality, let this book guide you.
The More Of Less - Joshua Becker
The main theme of the book is “Finding the life you want under everything you own” a call not to own less but to understand your intentions. Why do you buy when you do? What drives you? Are you living true to your standards or keeping up with the jones? In this book, the author challenges everyone not to go for more, especially when you own more than is needed and you are tired of decluttering every time - why not give some of the items you are not using away or sell them so that your space looks and feels refreshing to you and people you care about. Becker shares his own experiences too and you might relate to them and be inspired.
Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, "Everything That Remains"
As the popular saying goes, “Before You Climb, Make Sure the Ladder is Placed to the Right Wall", how many times have you achieved a goal and then realized that it was all a lie, an illusion, and a waste? Then how did you decide your next move? If you were like me, you start something new and see if it makes you happy, Ok! However, time waits for nobody, the clock is ticking and the time is running out.
I have realized it’s better to learn from other people’s experiences so you can cut the time you waste in half.
This is A Memoir by the Minimalists, lustrously written to communicate the big idea of their journey from complexity to simplifying their lives.
Never a Dull Moment - David Hepworth
1971 The Year That Rock Genre Made a Great leap. While entertaining, the book is also still very provocative, focusing on the rise of musical creativity, technological advancement, and the uncensored ambition of music history.
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life In Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Are you curious about the iconic career of Dolly Parton as a legendary person, lovable musician, and lighthearted songwriter? The book is written for those who are curious to take an intimate look into the life of this country legend. It's intriguing and you can't help but keep turning the pages till you finish reading.
Creative Quest - Questlove
This book will grab you by the hands and take you on a journey into the creative process of the great. Unless you read it, you won't know how insightful it is. For instance, the power of starting with the end in mind.
The best way to make dreams come true is to imagine the end goal, feel it and let this beautiful emotion spur you to create it - It's magical when you understand and do this. The most astonishing revelation for Quest was his epiphany to always imagine from his beginning how he wants to receive five-star reviews on the Rolling Stone cover. Also about learning from others and blending multiple musical influences into an iconic piece.
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain - Oliver Sacks
It’s amazing when we consider how much impact music has on us, our emotions, our body, and more importantly our brains. Decades of research into this concept reveals musical misalignments - new realities that will challenge your assumptions. For Instance, When people are old, for the most part, they stop dreaming but not this man, he became obsessed about becoming a pianist at 42 years of age just like kids with William syndrome born with hype music sensitivity such as it was displayed in the movie - August Rush, these people are perpetually in a state called ‘amusia’, to them symphony sounds feels like clattering pans with pots and some others with only 7 seconds attention span to everything but the melody.
The Industry of Human Happiness - James Hall
Brilliantly written story about the power of dreams, love, and even murder. In this behind-the-scenes of late Victorian theatreland, you will see how the obsessive characters harness desires to make recorded music available to regular people on the streets. Undoubtedly this page-turning music novel is a thriller that illustrates music and magic in a fulfilling way.
Anyone who is learning an instrument ultimately wonders, "Should I learn to read music?" Reading literature on minimalism and music has far exceeded the effort of learning to be a better person. The teachings' application is determined by who you are, what you want to do, and how long it will take you to accomplish it. Feel free to personalize or adapt the principles as desired. Happy reading.
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