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Author Elson, Margret, author.

Title Passionate practice : the musician's guide to learning, memorizing, and performing / by Margret Elson.

Publication Info. Oakland, CA : Regent Press, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.4 ELS    Available
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Description xv, 109 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-108).
Summary "Passionate practice provides the necessary steps in learning how to relax, focus and concentrate. it includes concrete ways to free yourself from modes of thought and behavior that restrict the passionate exchange between you and your art. Artists in all fields who use the techniques in Passionate practice unlock new levels of mastery, confidence and success"-- Page [4] of cover.
Contents Introduction: Of music, migraines and metronomes -- Prelude: The premises -- Part I: Preparation. The automatic relax response -- Preparing your senses -- Magic carpet, puppy dog hands, and creating a partnership with your instrument -- Part II: Practice. Breathing with the music -- The eight-point sensory system -- Changing he "uh-oh" mind-set -- Deep relaxation visualization: working while resting -- Where's the expression? -- Part III: Performing. Crossing-over from practice to performing: the practice performance -- The performance schedule -- Passionate practice: a review -- Your performance -- Part IV: Coda. The passionate performer: creative personality and artist.
Subject Musical instruments -- Instruction and study.
Practicing (Music).
Music memorizing.
ISBN 1587900211

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