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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User Review  - Paulagraph - LibraryThing

Eric Bibb mentioned that he was reading this book during his recent concert in Sebastopol, CA so I had to check it out. The narrative is pretty silly, but the music lessons are useful (if I were the sort to use such a word, I would say, inspiring). Read full review

The greatest music lesson you can learn

User Review  - Ellen S. - Borders

Talented musician and bassist, Victor Wooten, takes us on a journey through music. A fresh look at how to understand, appreciate, and play music, like a child playing the air guitar. This is a book that every musician, old or new, and lover of music should read. 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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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 BŽla Fleck & the Flecktones.

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