The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

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Penguin, 2008 - Music - 275 pages
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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.
  

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Review: The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

User Review  - Dhruv - Goodreads

The book deals with Wooten's transition from being a 'bass player' to a 'musician', brought about his interaction with Michael, Sam, Uncle Cylde and Isis. The book has many interesting ideas for ... Read full review

Review: The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

User Review  - Padraig - Goodreads

Alternative music instructional book. There's technique and theory, and then there's all this other stuff. This book is about the other stuff. Told in parable form, which may be the best way to do it ... Read full review

Contents

Grace Note
1
The Beginning
5
Groove
13
Notes
35
ArticulationDuration
51
Technique
75
EmotionFeel
97
Dynamics
117
RhythmTempo
145
Tone
161
Phrasing
179
SpaceRest
195
Listening
235
The Dream?
247
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About the author (2008)

Victor L. Wooten has won four Grammy Awards, two Nashville Music Awards for Bassist of the Year, is the only three-time winner of Bass Player magazine's Bass Player of the Year, and is an original member of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Bla Fleck & the Flecktones.

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