Effortless Mastery has ratings and 74 reviews. David said: As a jazz pianist, this book was a paradigm changer. Kenny Werner goes beyond chops, the. Kenny Werner: Effortless Mastery In Motion jazz article by Dan Bilawsky, published on April 18, at All About Jazz. Find more DVD/Film. A concise, free and complete summary of “Effortless Mastery” – Kenny Werner’s bottleneck busting guide to mastering your craft by learning to.

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The book could almost be titled, The Zen of Music Improvisation. I’m playing for me, only me, and to have fun. Kenny’s remarkable work deals directly with these hindrances, and presents ways to let our natural creative powers flow freely with minimal stress and effort. If there wasn’t some spiritual element in music, new or old-agey, then it wouldn’t be art, it would just be perfect technique.

Interessant boek met tips voor muzikanten hoe effectief te studeren.

Film Reviews Home Invasion: Film Reviews Jazz Ambassadors: This book gives you permission to screw up. The Four Stepspianist Kenny Werner notes that he never aspired to be a guru; nevertheless, he’s viewed as one by a significant number of musicians.

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But, as far as providing “signposts of mastery” indicating that one is ready to tackle the next step goes, there don’t seem to be any, particularly with regard to Step One. Werner’s book places more emphasis on the mental, emotional and attitudinal aspects of playing than on the technical though he does encourage one to always keep working to improve technical competence. Don’t let thinking fear, expectations etc get in the way.


The book contains far too many deep insights to kennyy even a semi-intelligble outline of them here, but one of the most salient ones for me involves the Maestro Werner has shed a bright light on an area of art-making and creativity in general that has remained in the dark for far too long. Lists with This Book. Easy, effortless reading paperback.

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Apr 16, David Lafferty rated it it was amazing. Open, egoless state, flow; whatever you want to call it. Dec 05, Luciano Ocampo Pelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: He encourages the reader to try get into that same meditative effogtless before playing.

They begin to understand where they really are as a player, and the fear goes away. There are No Wrong Notes! The book begins by chronicling Effortelss musical education. Sep 04, Theo rated it really liked it. This doesn’t at all mean that So far this has been much better than I thought it would be after popping in the meditation CD that comes with it.

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, Book & CD by Kenny Werner

Effortless Mastery is a book written by jazz pianist Kenny Wernerthat deals with musical freedom for musicians. Encourages slowing down and feeling before playing. Unfortunately, I ran into several mental blocks that really werndr me. Re-read parts of the book, ideally a tiny piece a day 4. It’s now been a month or two since I read this book. Sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder putting things in perspective. Playing an instrument should be approached as a form of mediation.

It has been within easy reach of wherever I am for a few years now. effortless

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. First name and Last name. It has a hypnotic effect keny me. I wanted this change and wanted to understand how to really practice.


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I’ll probably have more to say when i am completely through this. It’s not even that mastery can masterj effortless. From that point, he developed his philosophy and teaching methods which led to this book.

The author is coming from a closed in negative place, and is more of a scold than an inspiration. May 18, Kelly Doddridge rated it it was amazing. He presents these ideas in a way that can integrate spirituality and music together which gives my guitar-practice more mstery which I appreciate. Album Showcase Buy Now. We find no answers effortlfss Effortless Mastery.

I love jazz because it gives me freedom of mind. I think for someone who effodtless done the fefortless and has a real command of their material which he emphasizes is compulsory but simply isn’t comfortable during public performance, this book will be a revelation. You are where you are, and it takes the time that it takes. It’s not sufficient to just have a one line book, and it’s worth a little stardust and philosophy to get that point across.

I found that Kenny Werner utilized a good portion of Zen discipline to illustrate the importance of complete engagement in performance. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. After all is mastered, the inner being may manifest” “For something to be mastered on your instrument, it must feel as simple as playing one note.

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