Many other resources on contemporary music and extended techniques exist in print and on the web. Below are my recommendations. If you know of any others that should be added to this list, please leave a comment below.
- Performing Twentieth-‐century Music: a Handbook for Conductors and Instrumentalists by Arthur Weisberg. (Amazon)
- Tonal/Atonal: Progressive Ear Training, Singing and Dictation Studies in Diatonic, Chromatic and Atonal Music by Ronald Herder. (WorldCat)
- Ear Training for Twentieth-Century Music by Michael Friedmann. (Amazon)
- Compendium of Modern Instrumental Techniques by Gardner Read (Amazon)
- The Contemporary Violin by Patricia and Allen Strange (Amazon)
- Cello Map: a handbook of cello technique for performers and composers by Ellen Fallowfield. (Link)
- Pro Musica Nova: Studies for Playing Contemporary Music by Siegfried Palm. (Link)
- New Frontiers in the Art of Violin Performance: The Contemporary Study and Pedagogy of Extended Performance Techniques for the Violin by Brenda van der Mewre. (Access through ProQuest database.)
- ‘On Violin Harmonics.’ Perspectives of New Music 6.2 (1968) by Paul Zukofsky. (JSTOR link)
- Wikipedia: Microtonal Music If you’re interested in microtonal music, start here. The entry is quite well developed and contains a number of links for further reading.
- If the section on harmonics has piqued your interest I recommend these Wikipedia pages on Just Intonation and the Harmonic Series.
- Mari Kimura is a violinist and new-music specialist who has done more than anyone to explore the difficult technique of subharmonics.
- Sequenza21 is one of the best blogs for news and articles on contemporary music. Here you’ll find reviews of concerts and recordings, interviews with composers and performers, and other feature articles reflecting the interests of the contemporary classical music scene.