Effortless Mastery

-- Beyond limited goals -- Fear, the mind and the ego -- Fear-based practicing -- Teaching dysfunctions: fear-based teaching -- Hearing dysfunctions: fear-based listening -- Fear-based composing -- "The space"--"There are no wrong notes" -- ...

Author: Kenny Werner

Publisher: Jamey Aebersold Jazz Incorporated

ISBN: 9781562240035

Category: Music

Page: 192

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My story -- Why do we play? -- Beyond limited goals -- Fear, the mind and the ego -- Fear-based practicing -- Teaching dysfunctions: fear-based teaching -- Hearing dysfunctions: fear-based listening -- Fear-based composing -- "The space"--"There are no wrong notes" -- Meditation #1 -- Effortless mastery -- Meditation #2 -- Affirmations -- The steps to change -- Step one -- Step two -- Step three -- Step four -- An afterthought -- I am great, I am a master -- Stretching the form -- The spiritual (reprise) -- One final meditation.

Effortless Mastery 20th Anniversary Edition

This special limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the profound text that inspired thousands of musicians to reach that place in their music where performance became as effortless as drawing a breath.

Author: Kenny Werner

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781562243012

Category: Music

Page: 220

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This special limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the profound text that inspired thousands of musicians to reach that place in their music where performance became as effortless as drawing a breath. The beautiful foil-embossed cover, added chapters and articles, and foreword and testimonials by Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, and others make this edition a timeless collectible to be displayed and treasured for a lifetime.

JazzTimes

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JazzTimes has been published continuously since 1970 and is the recipient of numerous awards for journalisim and graphic design. A large crossection of music afficionados and fans alike view JazzTimes as America's premier jazz magazine.In addition to insightful profiles of emerging and iconic stars, each issue contains over 100 reviews of the latest CDs, Books and DVDs. Published ten times annually, JazzTimes provides uncompromising coverage of the American jazz scene.

A Musician s Paradox The Ups Downs and Ebb and Flow of Being a Pensive Musician

Effortless. Mastery;. Enter. the. East. Basically, I have always been a martial artist
by choice, and an actor by profession. But above all, I am hoping to actualize
myself to be an artist of life along the way... Therefore, to be a martial artist also ...

Author: Ty Kiernan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483451364

Category: Performing Arts

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Being a musician can often be a paradoxical experience. On the one hand, playing music is a transcendent, uplifting experience that can take the musician to almost otherworldly heights. Yet on the other, the rhythmic connection of musician, to music, to other musicians can be deeply and profoundly grounding. As both transcendent and grounding, personal yet communal, playing music seems to touch on the supernatural and can be both a boon and a burden for the musician. In A Musician’s Paradox—The Ups, Downs, and Ebb and Flow of Being a Pensive Musician, author and lifelong working musician Ty Kiernan explores the intersection of music and philosophy with a series of philosophical discussions on life, human behavior, music, faith, relationships, and the connection between musician and instrument...

The Complete Vocalist

Effortless Mastery There is a level of mastery that many singers or artistes work to
achieve where they can perform in a way that appears effortless. Some have
called this being 'in the flow.' Being in the flow refers to the ability to maintain a ...

Author: Lee Risdale

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524664952

Category: Music

Page: 212

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Are you a Singer? How do you become a great vocalist? How do you give a great vocal performance? This book breaks down and combines the three key elements which make great vocalists and shares secrets which help define great singers. Complete with guidance, technical information, vocal exercises, illustrations, interviews and case studies, the author presents a definitive guide and process for developing your voice. For The Complete Vocalist Mind, Body & Soul.

Lessons from the Felt

How do you benefit from behaving in a nonchalant manner and making your
actions appear effortless ? I think you benefit in a number of ... a great deal of
effort . The key to sprezzatura is the appearance of effortless mastery 138
Sprezzatura.

Author: David Apostolico

Publisher: Lyle Stuart

ISBN: 9780818407017

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 156

View: 601

Building on the information-packed Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, LESSONS FROM THE FELT teaches readers how to apply advanced techniques and tactics to all kinds of no-limit hold'em tournaments. Filled with insights gleaned from his many years on the circuit, David Apostolico uses real-life examples to highlight the processes involved in making correct decisions but with the added variety of environments. From neighbourhood games to big-money tournaments, Lessons From the Felt provides the expertise and analysis players need to improve their skills, odds, and enjoyment.


Total Speech

In a parallel fashion [ to their effortless mastery of language ] , a child can walk
without understanding or being able to explain the principles of balance and
support " ( 1993 : 4 ) . Commenting on Lightfoot's assertion . Love notes that ,
even ...

Author: Michael Toolan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822317906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

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Units, rules, codes, systems: this is how most linguists study language. Integrationalists such as Michael Toolan, however, focus instead on how language functions in seamless tandem with the rest of human activity. In Total Speech, Toolan provides a clear and comprehensive account of integrationalism, a major new theory of language that declines to accept that text and context, language and world, are distinct and stable categories. At the same time, Toolan extends the integrationalist argument and calls for a radical change in contemporary theorizing about language and communication. In every foundational area of linguistics—from literal meaning and metaphor to the nature of repetition to the status of linguistic rules—Toolan advances fascinating and provocative criticisms of received linguistic assumptions. Drawing inspiration from the writings of language theorist Roy Harris, Toolan brings the integrationalist perspective to bear on legal cases, the reception of Salman Rushdie, poetry, and the language of children. Toolan demonstrates that the embeddedness of language and the situation-sensitive mutability of meaning reveal language as a tool for re-fashioning and renewal. Total Speech breaks free of standard linguistics’ fascinated attraction with “cognitive blueprints” and quasi-algorithmic processing to characterize language anew. Toolan’s reflections on the essence of language, including his important discussion of intention, have strong implications for students and scholars of discourse analysis, literature, the law, anthropology, philosophy of language, communication theory, and cognitive science, as well as linguistics.

Ted Hughes Class and Violence

which the hawk figures as representative of an 'effortless' master class, enjoying
a hallucinatory detachment from the ... between wholeness and violent division,
mastery and revolt – the latter suggested by the obvious sense of satisfaction with
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Author: Paul Bentley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472571711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Ted Hughes is widely regarded as a major figure in twentieth-century poetry, but the impact of Hughes's class background on his work has received little attention. This is the first full length study to take the measure of the importance of class in Hughes. It presents a radically new version of Hughes that challenges the image of Hughes as primarily a nature poet, as well as the image of the Tory Laureate. The controversy over 'natural' violence in Hughes's early poems, Hughes's relationship with Seamus Heaney, the Laureateship, and Hughes's revisiting of his relationship with Sylvia Plath in Birthday Letters (1998), are reconsidered in terms of Hughes's class background. Drawing on the thinking of cultural theorists such as Slavoj Žižek, Terry Eagleton, and Julia Kristeva, the book presents new political readings of familiar Hughes poems, alongside consideration of posthumously collected poems and letters, to reveal a surprising picture of a profoundly class-conscious poet.

Mondo Agnelli

Count Baldassare Castiglione, who coined the term sprezzatura in his
Renaissance-era best-selling handbook of manners, advised his readers to strive
for naturalness and effortless mastery. An Italian will never admit it, but making
things ...

Author: Jennifer Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The fascinating story of a century-old automobile dynasty Fiat is one of the world's largest automakers, but when it made headlines by grabbing control of a bankrupt Chrysler in 2009 it was unknown in the U.S. Fiat’s against-all-odds swoop on Chrysler---masterminded by Sergio Marchionne, the Houdini-like manager who saved Fiat from its own near-collapse in 2005 – has made the automaker one of the most unlikely winners of the financial crisis. Mondo Agnelli is a new book that looks at the chain of unpredictable events triggered by the death of Gianni Agnelli in 2003. Gianni, the charismatic, silver-haired power broker and style icon, was the patriarch who had lead the company founded by his grandfather in 1899. But Gianni's own son had committed suicide. Without a mature heir, the dynasty and Fiat were rudderless. Backed by Gianni's closest advisors, his serious, shy, and determined grandson John plucked Marchionne from obscurity. Together, they saved the family company and, inadvertently, positioned Fiat as a global trailblazer when the global storm hit. A classic story of ingenuity and hard work, the book portrays a business dynasty that triumphed over adversity and family tragedy because of its own smarts, sweat, and ability to bend the rules A an engaging tale for those interested in the stories behind the economic crash, the book contains never-before reported material about how Fiat succeeded in making Chrysler profitable where both Daimler AG and Cerberus, its previous owners, had failed. A story for a wide audience, from car buffs, business readers, lovers of Italy, and anyone fascinated by the lifestyle of Europe's most glamorous industrial dynasty, this book tells the tale of how Fiat achieved the seemingly impossible -- turning around an American automotive icon everyone else had given up for dead.

Pragmaticizing Understanding

Loughborough University Competent speakers have effortless mastery over talk;
traditional theories about what happens when that goes wrong tend to locate the
problem in the speaker. Conversation Analysis offers a radical alternative, ...

Author: Michael Meeuwis

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027274835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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The ideas that mark modern-day pragmatics are old, but did not start to get more systematically developed until the 1960s and 1970s. Still, the very recognition of pragmatics as a self-standing academic discipline is a product of the 1980s, not least made possible by the establishment of the International Pragmatics Association. One scholar in particular has devoted his life both to IPrA and to the discipline. This volume pays homage to Jef Verschueren on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It celebrates him for his long-standing dedication as Secretary General of IPrA and for his scholarly contributions to the field. We owe to Jef Verschueren the insight that the processes through which language users (do or do not) achieve understanding among each other in communication can only be fully comprehended if approached from a pragmatic perspective, i.e. if understanding is pragmaticized. The chapters in this book are written by scholars who, like Jef Verschueren, have played a key role in the genesis and development of the field, and who still actively contribute to its advancement today. Each author looks back, evaluates the present, and takes on new challenges.

Jazz Workbook Volume 1 E Flat Edition

There is much repetition in this book so your mind, ears and fingers can master
some of the sounds used in the jazz language. Check out Kenny Werner's
Effortless Mastery book for more insights on how to practice. Kenny says that if
you ...

Author: MILES DONAHUE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610652177

Category: Music

Page: 88

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The Jazz Workbook (vol. 1) is a first of its kind book. Teaching single note instrumentalists (including guitarists) how to hear and play thru chord changes, this is the essential elements of jazz. the play along CD has no chord instrument included, thus the student can hear the sound of the chord on his or her own. This is a method book in which everything is written out for the student, so in turn, just playing thru the exercises in this book with or without a teacher will clear up many questions about harmony. Editions come in Bass, E-flat, B-flat and Concert.

Jazz Workbook Volume 1 B Flat Edition

There is much repetition in this book so your mind, ears and fingers can master
some of the sounds used in the jazz language. Check out Kenny Werner's
Effortless Mastery book for more insights on how to practice. Kenny says that if
you ...

Author: MILES DONAHUE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610652150

Category: Music

Page: 88

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The Jazz Workbook (vol. 1) is a first of its kind book. Teaching single note instrumentalists (including guitarists) how to hear and play thru chord changes, this is the essential elements of jazz. the play along CD has no chord instrument included, thus the student can hear the sound of the chord on his or her own. This is a method book in which everything is written out for the student, so in turn, just playing thru the exercises in this book with or without a teacher will clear up many questions about harmony. Editions come in Bass, E-flat, B-flat and Concert.

Jazz Workbook Volume 1 C Edition

There is much repetition in this book so your mind, ears and fingers can master
some of the sounds used in the jazz language. Check out Kenny Werner's
Effortless Mastery book for more insights on how to practice. Kenny says that if
you ...

Author: MILES DONAHUE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610652169

Category: Music

Page: 88

View: 716

The Jazz Workbook (vol. 1) is a first of its kind book. This book teaches the single note instrumentalist (including guitarist) how to hear and play thru chord changes. This is the essential element of jazz the play along CD has no chord instrument on it so the student can hear the sound of the chord on his or her instrument. This is a method book in which everything is written out for the student. Just playing thru the exercises in this book with or without a teacher will clear up many questions about harmony. Editions come in Bass, E-flat, B-flat and Concert.


God Speaks Again

His mastery of both Persian and Arabic was absolute . ... Bahá ' u ' lláh was
considered a prodigy because of His apparently effortless mastery of literary
forms of Arabic and His profound insight into 89 Chapter 12: The Ocean of His
Words.

Author: Kenneth E. Bowers

Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust

ISBN: 9781931847124

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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A history of the Baha'i Faith introduces the story and teachings of 19th-century founder Baha'u'llah while explaining the religion's views on the unity of humankind, its perspectives on the roles of messianic figures from other faiths and its practices against intolerance.

The Ariadne Objective

... prospect soured quickly. But sometimes he imagined serving in India, like his
mother's people. He pictured himself singled out, thanks to an effortless mastery
of a dozen native tongues and their dialects, for special duties: Shanks's Pony 37.

Author: Wes Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448170656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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In the bleakest years of the Second World War when it appeared that nothing could slow the advance of the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the strength of the Cretan resistance or the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers who found themselves serving because, as one of them put it, they had made 'the obsolete choice of Greek at school'. John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge on the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; Sandy Rendel, a future Times reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretans he fought alongside; and Patrick Leigh Fermor, the future travel-writing luminary who, as a teenager in the early 1930s, walked across Europe, a continent already beginning to feel the effects of Hitler's rise to power. Having infiltrated occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi manoeuvres, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the island’s German commander. In this thrilling and little known episode of Second World War history, Wes Davis paints a brilliant portrait of some extraordinary characters and tells a story of triumph against all the odds.

The sthetics of Pianoforte playing

Besides , his expression is free from sentimentality ; the haughtiness of technique
, the athletic repose , combined to effortless mastery of the greatest difficulties ,
and an aristocratic assurance that never falters , are traits of his playing . But his ...

Author: Adolf Kullak

Publisher:

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Category: Music

Page: 328

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Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Directors

... Inc. Music and Philosophy Gallwey , Tim . The Inner Game of Tennis . Random
House . Herrigel , Eugene . Zen in the Art of Archery . Vintage . Werner , Kenny .
Effortless Mastery . Jamey Aebersold Jazz , Inc. CO Track Listing L R PAN Hin 1.

Author: Shelly Berg

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739037683

Category: Music

Page: 100

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Fix any rhythm section for less than $80! Perfect for instrumental jazz ensembles, small group combos, vocal jazz ensembles, and praise and worship bands!

From the Stage to the Studio

... Cornelia Watkins, Laurie Scott. Thompson, W. F. (2009). Music, Thought, and
Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music. New York: Oxford University
Press. Werner, K. (1996). Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician
Within.

Author: Cornelia Watkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911479

Category: Music

Page: 320

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"The fact is, you will teach." from the Foreword by Stephen Clapp, Dean Emeritus, The Julliard School. Whether serving on the faculty at a university, maintaining a class of private students, or fulfilling an invitation as guest artist in a master class series, virtually all musicians will teach during their careers. From the Stage to the Studio speaks directly to the performing musician, highlighting the significant advantages of becoming distinguished both as a performer and a pedagogue. Drawing on over sixty years of combined experience, authors Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott provide the guidance and information necessary for any musician to translate his or her individual approach into productive and rewarding teacher-student interactions. Premised on the synergistic relationship between teaching and performing, this book provides a structure for clarifying the essential elements of musical artistry, and connects them to such tangible situations as setting up a studio, teaching a master class, interviewing for a job, judging competitions, and recruiting students. From the Stage to the Studio serves as an essential resource for university studio faculty, music pedagogy teachers, college music majors, and professionals looking to add effective teaching to their artistic repertoire.