In the previous decade, music making received increased attention within schools of music, K-12 classrooms, and community music-making endeavors. Often these experiences required participants to be able to translate musical notation into sound. This approach is limiting and often forecloses music-making experiences for those unable to read music. Free to Be Musical serves as a resource for educators who want to create inclusive and meaningful musical experiences for all. Higgins (Boston Univ.) and Campbell (Univ. of Washington) use the perspective of community music making and group improvisation. The book is structured in three parts. 'Orientation' introduces the foundations for music making and the terminology used throughout the text. 'Events' presents 21 musical experiences. Each event is aligned with National Standards for Music Education, and necessary materials and ideas for event extensions are provided. Finally, 'Connectives' provides ideas for the further development of the 21 events through curriculum, community music-making experiences, and music therapy. The emphasis on the making of music through events that are inclusive makes this text a welcome addition to the library of music teachers, music therapists, and organizers of community music-making experiences. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, undergraduate students, and practitioners.