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The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" for musicians, this wise and useful book transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. 40 photos. 4 line drawings.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-254) and index.

About the Author

Madeline Bruser lectures widely on the Art of Practicing and teaches privately in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609801772
Foreword:
Menuhin, Yehudi
Author:
Bruser, Madekine
Author:
Bruser, Deline
Author:
Bruser, Madeline
Author:
Menuhin, Yehudi
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Achievement motivation
Subject:
Level of aspiration
Subject:
Practicing
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Techniques
Subject:
Performance
Subject:
Practicing (Music)
Subject:
Music -- Performance -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
MUSIC / Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
5489
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT 4 BandW LINE
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.28x5.54x.84 in. .72 lbs.

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