On September 1st 2015, Barcelona Publishers published my very first and second book. I am beyond excited! This seed of an idea sprouted four years ago and has grown into a massive collaboration with many music therapists from around the world. Our vision was to create a book that was user friendly for "on the go" music therapists. The text is kept to a minimum at typically one page. The rest is music!
I know I have been strapped for ideas on more than one occasion, and we have collected diverse music ranging from world, pop, hiphop, Nordoff-Robbins style, orchestral instruments and more.
The first book has ready made compositions where you can use the music right in session and no alterations are needed. The second book is full of improvisation themes where you can easily play from and see where the music takes you.
Enjoy the books; it is truly a wonderful wealth of information and I am especially pleased that it is a Canadian publication. Feel free to order the books online. I look forward to receiving my personal copy soon!
Also, a big thank you to all the contributors. This has been a collective and collaborative effort. A job well done!
Here are the two books:
1. Song Resources for Music Therapists
Edited by Colin Andrew Lee and Sara Pun
2. Composition and Improvisation Resources for Music Therapists
Edited by Colin Andrew Lee, Aimee Berends, and Sara Pun