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Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (Book + CD set) Paperback – January 9, 1996
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The book starts out with one basic premise: you are an aspiring, practicing musician, looking to "break through" to higher grounds of playing. Many people are at this stage, but have a fear of unfamiliar musical territory. The bulk of this book is dedicated to removing this fear.
Werner's approach to doing so is by breaking down negative programming that's been beaten into aspiring musicians worldwide throughout their music careers. Some have a fear that's instilled by their teachers, who constantly tell them they're not good enough, not perfect enough, not smooth enough. Others have this fear imbued by "great" musicians - those who seem to push the boundaries and perform inhuman feats on their instrument. According to Mr. Werner, all this negative programming eventually becomes an insurmountable barrier for advancement - unless it is reversed and positive programming is imposed on the musician. Who will impose this programming? Most likely, it will be the musician himself.
Again, the basic premise comes into play: you must work on your technique, learn new music, and address your weaknesses. That is a given, and there is no way around it. However, you must also have a positive outlook while doing so - otherwise all the imperfections you've ironed out during practice will come back to haunt you in performance.
Some of the initial chapters reveal in great depth Mr. Werner's personal experience.Read more ›
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i would have given this 5 stars, but the CD that is supposed to come with it wasn't included! A valuable joining of spiritual practice and musicianship!Published 1 month ago by anonymous
Because I was blown away by Victor Wooten's "The Music Lesson" Amazon suggested I might like this book. They were right. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth Uchiyama
This is an excellent book for all musicians, vocalists and instrumentalists. I also think those not involved in music could benefit from it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great read in helping you remove mental barriers to your playing.Published 3 months ago by Gregory A.
There are not enough stars for me to rate this Properly. This is the most useful book on music i have ever purchased. Read morePublished 5 months ago by pgrn7733
This book really did my brain some justice. Gave me a perspective that I personally needed to hear. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Crown V