The Inner Game of Music

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Pan Books, 1987 - Music - 248 pages
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The battle that many musicians, of whatever level, have to face is an inner one - against nervousness, self-doubt and fear of failure. In this highly successful book, first published by Pan in 1987, musician Barry Green explains the basic principles of 'natural learning' that make up the Inner Game methodology, and shows how to apply them to reach a new level in the learning and performing of music. With special features on ensemble playing, improvisation and listening skills, and with exercises that help intonation, artistic phrasing and technique, The Inner Game of Music is invaluable to performers, students, teachers and anyone with an interest in music.

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User Review  - Sarah Toth - Goodreads

The Inner Game of Music offers some very interesting insight in dealing with performance anxiety as a musician. However, I took off one star because many of the training exercises throughout the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deb - Goodreads

A chatty style book that I read as part of my Master's work in music education. Goodreads didn't even exist back then, so I didn't add it until many years later. I recommend it for music aficionados and educators. Read full review

About the author (1987)

W. Timothy Gallwey has been called the catalyst for the era of sports psychology. Since the publication of Inner Game books on tennis,
golf, and skiing, " inner skills are considered to be as important as technical skills by athletes and coaches. Gallwey is now a sought-after
speaker and seminar designer. He lives in Agoura Hills, California.
Dr. Robert Kriegel, a former all-American athlete, has coached both Olympic and professional athletes. The New York Times said his work " spurred a revolution in performance practices.    He is now a commentator on ESPN for the U.S. Professional Ski Team and on National Public Radio's Marketplace program and has recently done two specials for PBS.

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