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This book offers lots of wonderful anecdotes about the average hard-working musician's life.
This is a book that you will not put down until it is done and will not give away because you will want to read it again.
Justin Locke's book is a collection of about thirty-five anecdotes about his life as a musician with the Boston Pops.
Interesting read, started out great, but eventually deteriorated into a rah rah Justin Locke book, ending with links to his website, etc. Read morePublished 3 months ago by segoviajr
Great insight into the life of a symphony musician. Book was an easy read. I did think the author thinks a lot about himself.Published 4 months ago by Lowell Bonnett
Mostly enjoyable if rather rambling. Some of the anecdotes were of the "I guess you had to be there" type.Published 4 months ago by Stuart Douglas
Since I am myself a musician, this book made me laugh. Justin Locke is not a real writer, and it shows, but his knowledge of the ins and outs of the professional musician's life... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ernest B. Douglas
Thoroughly enjoyable account of playing in an orchestra. I particularly enjoyed it because I am an orchestral musician and conductor. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Doris Gazda
It is lots of fun reading this account of Justin's experiences. Symphony musicians will laugh out loud many times during the book.Published 8 months ago by Pauline
A delightful insider's look into the world of orchestral playing. Justin Locke contends that most of the time when great conductors are waving their arms and making faces, the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by ilprofessore
Justin Locke's book is a collection of about thirty-five anecdotes about his life as a musician with the Boston Pops. Read morePublished 13 months ago by FC22
Justin Locke's Real Men Don't Rehearse is one of the great reading pleasures for those who love classical music and the people who play and conduct it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Karla K. Layden