Books

Berklee Textbook

Many of our books are used as textbooks at Berklee College of Music (as well as at many other institutions around the world). New books are adopted as texts to courses all the time, so if you know of others that should be here, please let us know and we’ll add them.

Music Composition for Film and Television

by Lalo Schifrin,

Complete Guide to Film Scoring – Second Edition: The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV

by Richard Davis,

Producing Drum Beats: Writing & Mixing Killer Drum Grooves

by Erik Hawkins,

The Contemporary Singer – Second Edition: Elements of Vocal Technique

by Anne Peckham,

Music Marketing: Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail

by Mike King,

World Jazz Drumming

by Mark Walker,

Funk/R&B Guitar: Creative Solos, Grooves, and Sounds

by Thaddeus Hogarth,

Popular Lyric Writing: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling

by Andrea Stolpe,

Berklee Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary

by Rick Peckham,

Music Notation: Preparing Scores and Parts

by Matthew Nicholl, Richard Grudzinski,

Berklee Music Theory Book 2 – Second Edition: Fundamentals of Harmony

by Paul Schmeling,

Piano Essentials: Scales, Chords, Arpeggios, and Cadences

by Ross Ramsay,

Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer

by Anne Peckham,

Berklee In the Pocket: Music Publishing 101

by George Howard,

The Songwriter’s Workshop: Harmony

by Jimmy Kachulis,

Complete Guide to Remixing: Produce Professional Dance-Floor Hits on Your Home Computer

by Erik Hawkins,

Recording and Producing in the Home Studio: A Complete Guide

by David Franz,

Harmonic Ear Training

by Roberta Radley,

Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice

by Ted Pease,

The Songwriter’s Workshop: Melody

by Jimmy Kachulis,

Reharmonization Techniques

by Randy Felts,

The Songs of John Lennon: The Beatles Years

by John Stevens,

Drum Set Warm-Ups: Essential Exercises for Improving Technique

by Rod Morgenstein,

Modern Jazz Voicings: Arranging for Small and Medium Ensembles

by Ted Pease, Ken Pullig,