In part 1 of a special series of episodes about my favorite books from a drumming perspective, I’m going to talk about Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (Amazon Link).
I started with this book because I truly believe EVERY musician should have this book. It’s really small (about the size of a CD) and can be read in less than a couple of hours. And it’s worth reading about once a month. Steal Like an Artist walks through the process of understanding that any great artist’s job is to steal from other artists (ethically) and combine other influences and pioneers to create a unique voice. This book WILL get your creative juices flowing in new ways and inspire you to not only be a great drummer, but a great artist on the drums!