The Music Lesson

Author: Victor Wooten
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425220931
Format: PDF
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From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Wooten comes the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great.

The Music Lesson

Author: Victor L. Wooten
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440637698
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside.

Zen Guitar

Author: Philip Toshio Sudo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126488
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance. Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this song—a series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music. Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to the Western Mind. Through fifty-eight lessons that provide focus and a guide, the reader is led through to Zen awareness. This harmony is further illuminated through quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. From those who have never strummed a guitar to the more experienced, Zen Guitar shows how the path of music offers fulfillment in all aspects of life—a winning idea and an instant classic.

Effortless Mastery 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Kenny Werner
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562243012
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Metaphors For Musicians

Author: Randy Halberstadt
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101432
Format: PDF
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This practical and enlightening book gives insight into almost every aspect of jazz musicianship---scale/chord theory, composing techniques, analyzing tunes, practice strategies, etc. For any level of player, on any instrument. Endorsed by Jessica Wiliams, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill mays, etc.

The Best of Victor Wooten

Author: Victor Wooten
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music Group
ISBN: 1575604132
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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(Bass). Highly regarded as a bass innovator, Victor Wooten has made a name for himself laying down the low-end for both Bela Fleck and during his guest stints with the Dave Matthews Band, and in his own successful solo career. The Best of Victor Wooten features his playing on 14 great tunes, which Wooten transcribed himself! This deluxe songbook includes note-for-note transcriptions of: Amazing Grace * Blu-Bop * Cherokee (Indian Love Song) * Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) * Sex in a Pan * A Show of Hands * The Sinister Minister * You Can't Hold No Groove * and 6 more, as well as Wooten's performance notes for each song, an insightful biography, an article on his gear, and fantastic photos!

Inside the Music

Author: Dimitri Ehrlich
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN:
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Focusing on prominent singers and songwriters from a wide range of musical genres, the author explores the influence of spirituality on their lives and works

Mindfulness in Music

Author: Mark Tanner
Publisher: Leaping Hare Press
ISBN: 1782406786
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“Mark Tanner has written a mindfulness manifesto for music” - BBC Radio 3: Music Matters "Mindfulness in Music is both informative and thought-provoking - a fascinating read on many levels" - Julian Lloyd Webber Mindfulness in Music is a joyful exploration into the meditative nature of music and its holistic beauty. Mark Tanner reveals how composers and musicians have always embraced mindful connections, and how everyone can cherish the same life-affirming chords. Whether listening to a forest soundscape, playing trombone in a ska group or listening to Beethoven or Beyonce, he reveals the natural ecology to all forms of music, and the creative mindful instinct we share. Through unique meditations, personal reflections, and holistic notes, this astute author shines a spotlight on the humanity and spirituality in music.

The Inner Game of Music

Author: Barry Green
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385231261
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Free Play

Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673085
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.