The Art of Practicing

Author: Madeline Bruser
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307833747
Format: PDF
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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.

The Art of Practicing

Author: Madeline Bruser
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0609801775
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Art of Practicing

Author: Madeline Bruser
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN:
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Offers practical techniques for practicing a musical instrument, including the effect of posture, the efficient use of the hands and arms, using listening techniques to improve coordination, and cultivating rhythmic vitality

The Inner Game of Music

Author: Barry Green
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385231261
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing

Author: Josef Lhevinne
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486317404
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Written at the height of his career, this little book by the "inward poet of the piano" is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching.

Free Play

Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673085
Format: PDF
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Free Play is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. It is about why we create and what we learn when we do. It is about the flow of unhindered creative energy: the joy of making art in all its varied forms. Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice. The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had.

Effortless Mastery 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Kenny Werner
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562243012
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This special limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the profound text that inspired thousands of musicians to reach that place in their music where performance became as effortless as drawing a breath. The beautiful foil-embossed cover, added chapters and articles, and foreword and testimonials by Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, and others make this edition a timeless collectible to be displayed and treasured for a lifetime.

At the Heart of Teaching

Author: Grace Hall McEntee
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807743485
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Featuring engaging narratives, this how-to book delves into reflection as a concept and provides specific, replicable tools for professional practice. Each chapter draws on a particular school situation demonstrating the value of teacher reflection and describing the nuts and bolts of the process, including protocols for handling many different circumstances. Written by public school teachers who offer lessons learned and strategies that work, this volume: provides insights to help teachers build reflective practice with their students, including protocols for classroom problem solving; presents scenarios for individual students, their parents, and teachers to talk together about a student's performance, including protocols for conducting family meetings; shows what can happen when teachers come together to share stories of their daily lives, including protocols for conducting a focus group; and offers advice for reflecting alone and with a group, including protocols for both types of reflection.

Renovation of the Heart

Author: Dallas Willard
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1615214550
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”—a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.” This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with. Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.