Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within

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Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Jan 1, 1996 - Music - 192 pages
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"[The author] is an accomplished pianist who began performing at age 4 and, by age 11, had appeared on television. While at the Manhattan School of Music he became restless with his musical direction and began to explore jazz as new means of creativity and expression. Along his journey, he was inspired by masters of the craft to rethink not only the technical aspects of creativity, but also the spiritual aspects. [This book] is not only an account of that journey, but also an insightful guide for all those wishing to remove their own barriers to creativity in life and the arts.... The concepts presented [in this book] are applicable to every profession, aspiration, or lifestyle where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless thinking"--Back cover of book.

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***I received this book as a gift*** Werner’s Effortless Mastery was just the book I needed. I am a baby violinist, having taken it up at the advanced age of 38. I had inherited a violin, and decided ... Read full review

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There isn't really a way to classify this book. It's a bio, it's about jazz, it's eastern philosophy, etc... I'm a fan of Kenny's playing, but I'm a bigger fan of his approach to the instrument and ... Read full review


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