Effortless Mastery

Effortless Mastery
Liberating the Master Musician Within

By Kenny Werner Book & CD Item: 24-EM
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Playing music should be as simple and natural as drawing a breath, yet most musicians are hindered by self-consciousness, apprehension, self-doubt, and stress. Before we can truly express our inner self, we must first learn to be at peace and overcome the distractions that can make performance difficult. Kenny's remarkable work deals directly with these hindrances, and presents ways to let our natural creative powers flow freely with minimal stress and effort. Includes an inspiring CD of meditations designed to initiate positive thought. This book has become a favorite of many musicians who credit it with changing their lives! Many are so impressed that they buy copies for their musician friends as gifts. Easy, effortless reading paperback.

"Effortless Mastery is a book that the world really needs. It was not written by a philosopher or an academic. Kenny Werner, is one of my favorite pianists I've ever had the pleasure of working with, and in my opinion one of the best pianists living on the planet. Kenny teaches that 'The joy of practicing is concentration. The joy of playing is liberation.' Effortless Mastery teaches the seeker how to achieve both at the highest levels. It also shows how to practice effectively, promoting real growth and how to play and perform free from fear and self-judgment. I highly recommend this book." ---Quincy Jones


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Contents

Title
Preface
1. Introduction
2. My Story
3. Why Do We Play?
4. Beyond Limited Goals
5. Fear, the Mind and the Ego
6. Fear-Based Practicing
7. Teaching Dysfunctions: Fear-Based Teaching
8. Hearing Dysfunctions: Fear-Based Listening
9. Fear-Based Composing
10. "The Space"
11. "There Are No Wrong Notes"
12. Meditation #1
13. Effortless Mastery
14. Meditation #2
15. Affirmations
16. The Steps to Change
17. Step One
18. Step Two
19. Step Three
20. Step Four
21. An Afterthought
22. I Am Great, I Am a Master
23. Stretching the Form
24. The Spiritual (Reprise)
One Final Meditation

Additional Information

Author: Kenny Werner
Format: Book & CD
Item Number: 24-EM
ISBN 10: 1-56224-003-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-56224-003-5
UPC: 635621500297

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