The Musician S Way A Guide To Practice Performance And Wellness

Author: Gerald Klickstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199711291
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In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become confident performers. Part III, Lifelong Creativity, surveys tactics to prevent music-related injuries and equips musicians to tap their own innate creativity. Written in a conversational style, The Musician's Way presents an inclusive system for all instrumentalists and vocalists to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.

The Alexander Technique For Musicians

Author: Judith Kleinman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408176831
Size: 43.20 MB
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The Alexander Technique for Musicians is a unique guide for all musicians, providing a practical, informative approach to being a successful and comfortable performer. Perfect as an introduction to the Alexander Technique, or to supplement the reader's lessons, the book looks at daily and last-minute practice, breathing, performance and performance anxiety, teacher?pupil relationships, ensemble skills, and the application of the Alexander Technique to instrumental and vocal work. Complete with diagrams and photographs to aid the learning process, as well as step-by-step procedures and diary entries written by participating students, The Alexander Technique for Musicians gives tried-and-tested advice, drawn from the authors' twenty-plus years of experience working with musicians, providing an essential handbook for musicians seeking the most from themselves and their art.

The Inner Game Of Music

Author: Barry Green
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385231261
Size: 50.14 MB
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Suggests techniques for overcoming self-consciousness and improving musical performances, shares a variety of exercises, and includes advice on improving one's listening skills

First Learn To Practice

Author: Tom Heany
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457507757
Size: 48.85 MB
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Tom Heany has been involved with music his whole life, as a student, a teacher, a player, a writer and, yes, a practicer - for 13,000 hours, give or take a few. For 16 years he was the Director of Programming for the National Music Foundation, where he developed and ran the American Music Education Initiative and the Berkshire Music Festival. As a contributing editor for the National Guitar Workshop, he wrote about musical subjects ranging from the Grammy Awards to Tuvan throatsinging. For WorkshopLive, NGW's online learning platform, he interviewed guitar, bass and piano teachers about their views on practicing, performing and playing. He has created content for online courses in guitar instruction, folk music, bluegrass and country music, and advised the Boy Scouts of America on the requirements for the Music Merit Badge. Tom has also taught guitar, performed in the rockabilly band Real Gone, arranged the music of George Gershwin and Duke Ellington for solo acoustic guitar and written dozens of songs. First, Learn to Practice is a book about how to practice a musical instrument - any musical instrument. It's suitable for all musicians - professional, amateur, student or beginner. Whether you play in a concert hall or your own basement, First, Learn to Practice can show you how to get the most pleasure, and the most progress, out of your practice time. "Certainly part of the problem in learning how to play an instrument is the way an individual approaches practicing. One must be committed to spending lots of time on eye, ear, and hand coordination; learning how to listen; learning how to sight-read; and, having fun during those many hours of conquering notes on and off the page. But, how many "students" really know how to practice in the first place? The answers can be found in Tom Heany's new book First, Learn to Practice. It is structured in a way that the novice musician who is serious about learning to play can make substantial progress and enjoy the art of practicing while engaged in making music. This very basic text is a must have for all music makers who want to build their mental and physical attitudes toward great practice sessions." Dr. Willie Hill, Director of the Fine Arts Center, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. "Tom Heany has developed an approach to mastering a musical instrument that is both simple and effective. First Learn to Practice is a must for anyone who is serious about learning to play." David Smolover, Founder of National Guitar Workshop and WorkshopLive

Playing Less Hurt

Author: Janet Horvath
Publisher: Playing (less) Hurt
ISBN: 9780971373501
Size: 40.33 MB
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Performance Strategies For Musicians

Author: David Buswell
Publisher: Mx Pub
ISBN: 9781904312222
Size: 68.20 MB
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How to overcome stage fright and performance anxiety and perform at your peak -using NLP and visualisation.

Passionate Practice

Author: Margret Elson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781587900211
Size: 38.18 MB
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"Passionate practice provides the necessary steps in learning how to relax, focus and concentrate. it includes concrete ways to free yourself from modes of thought and behavior that restrict the passionate exchange between you and your art. Artists in all fields who use the techniques in Passionate practice unlock new levels of mastery, confidence and success"--Page 4 of cover.

The Art Of Practicing

Author: Madeline Bruser
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307833747
Size: 23.11 MB
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This landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Acclaimed pianist and teacher Madeline Bruser combines physiological and meditative principles to help musicians release physical and mental tension and unleash their innate musical talent. She offers practical techniques for cultivating free and natural movement, a keen enjoyment of sounds and sensations, a clear and relaxed mind, and an open heart and she explains how to Prepare the body and mind to practice with ease Understand the effect of posture on flexibility and expressiveness Make efficient use of the hands and arms Employ listening techniques to improve coordination Increase the range of color and dynamics by using less effort Cultivate rhythmic vitality Perform with confidence, warmth, and freedom Photographs show essential points of posture and movement for a variety of instruments.

Tuning The Guitar By Ear

Author: GERALD H. KLICKSTEIN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609741285
Size: 25.29 MB
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The most complete guitar tuning method ever published. Written by one of America's leading guitar teachers and designed for all guitarists, from beginners to professionals, this book offers a practical new approach to tuning the guitar. This system is equally effective for all types of guitars and even includes the principal alternate tunings used in classic guitar performance: dropped-D, low-G (DGDGBE), and the lowered third string (G to F#) but otherwise normal tuning often used to emulate the lute or vihuela. Using the principles described in this book and conveyed purely through diagrams, any guitarists can learn to tune with precision and confidence.

Practicing

Author: Glenn Kurtz
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307489760
Size: 17.37 MB
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In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. After graduation, he attempts a solo career in Vienna but soon realizes that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed and gives up the instrument, and his dream, entirely. But not forever: Returning to the guitar, Kurtz weaves into the narrative the rich experience of a single practice session. Practicing takes us on a revelatory, inspiring journey: a love affair with music. From the Trade Paperback edition.