The book is worth reading just for the clear, elegant description of exactly what mastery even is. And on and on it goes. He walks a fine line between the practicality of improving one's musicianship and the new age thought that may turn off many readers, but he successfully reaches a balance by consistently focusing on the needs of the musician and providing genuinely useful advice. Would the book help me with this? Lleno de consejos útiles para comprender mejor y acercarse más amenamente a la música. That's not to say you cannot simply read this book and get a lot from it. I have to follow Gaye Adegbalola onto stage. Nerves are something every performer gets - and I've since re-interpreted nerves as being energy which can be directed to positive or negative ends.
I gotta go now, leaving for my soma holiday. The author blithely talks how good you can be as a player -- a fact that is not true for everyone who picks up an instrument. While Werner is a musician, the concepts presented are for every profession or life-style where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless thinking. The answer is that they were never wrong! Mastery is an attitude that affords you a fuller access to all the technical skills and knowledge you have painstakingly acquired over untold hours of practice. Kenny's remarkable work deals directly with these hindrances, and pre 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.
They're very easy to understand, but somehow I always think that they don't really apply to me once I start practicing. Then you have the more practical books which dig into the how-to. Such opinion would be understandable, but wrong. Do the exercises described in the book daily, as the first thing in the morning 2. This is really how this book works in my mind - Werner shares his story as a way he found to reach his own potential - Its up to the rest of us to do the same. But alright, I should elaborate. Then I beat myself up for the rest of the day for being so arrogant.
The author even says that - you need some brainwashing, as in your brain needs some washing. Call the jazz an allegory. I just don't feel good, and my day is miserable leading up to the gig. Many times it's all in the meaning we give these sensations. But once we acknowledge this we can move on and grow in ways that simply were not accessible before. The more familiar and experienced in meditation you are, the more you'll be able to truly understand the message. So, being hard on myself comes naturally! Also and I've mentioned them before , the books that all the music specific texts are modeled after if not directly copied from are still the mac daddys of 'self-help' or enlightenment and worth checking out: - Zen in the Art of Archery - Inner Game of Tennis - Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain I'm always a little nervous before of a gig.
Greatest is uncovered through ease and patience rather than through rigorous diligence The concept of this book can be incorporated many other art forms outside of playing the piano. Encourages slowing down and feeling before playing. So, this tells me, that Kenny understands how I think as a musician. Open, egoless state, flow; whatever you want to call it. Perhaps the fragrance of it was still there the next day. This can be accomplished quite easily.
I've been a creative type guy all my life art school, multimedia internet company, Carpenter, etc. I started realising that I couldnt please everyone, it became more about developing the creative will to satisfy ones own goals, missives , desires etc. Con un punto de vista claramente sobre el individuo, la liberación del ego, el compartir con los demas y la meditación. If it's difficult for you, you can't let go and create. I play jazz piano and have had many professional teachers swear that when they perform they stop thinking and play from instinct. 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.
It was great for teaching that skill! It has made me grow as a musician immensely. This book is not to be read b Lifechanging. Effortless Mastery Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within is a book for any musician who finds themselves having reached a plateau in their development. I'm open to allowing myself to think differently about things. Maybe you're a writer, an artist, a glass-blower, a short-order cook, a big-rig mechanic. 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.
After doing only this simple exercise for a few minutes a day for two weeks, and not playing at all otherwise, Werner experienced an amazing breakthrough the next time he sat down at the piano to play. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I finally realized this the other day. He has a cool way of approaching music as more of a spiritual practice; a path of mastery. We are shown how the original purpose of music was worship, divine intelligence, and basic communication. Thinking about Zen is not Zen, etc.