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Practice and Performance

  • How to Be an Artist
    $22.00

    How to Be an Artist

    Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry ...

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  • Practicing A Musician's Return to Music
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    Practicing A Musician's Return to Music

    In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the eli...

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  • You Are Your Instrument
    $19.95

    You Are Your Instrument

    This unique guide helps all musicians: open up new avenues of expression through a pain-free, healthy, fluid approach to music-making; overcome per...

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  • The Healer Within
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    The Healer Within

    Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body's Own Medicine *Movement *Massage *Meditation *Breathing Release your natural powers for ...

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  • Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World
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    Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

    A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman illustrated with the striking four-color art...

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  • Arrau on Music and Performance
    $15.95

    Arrau on Music and Performance

    Awarded an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award in 1983 for excellence in writing about music, this volume of candid conversations with the late Claudio Arrau ...

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  • Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
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    $27.50

    Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

    Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done-but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest,...

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  • Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas
    $33.95

    Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas

    A Handbook for Performers Stewart Gordon Presents each sonata in easy-reference format, highlighting important conceptual, structural, harmonic, t...

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  • Physical Expression and the Performing Artist: Moving Beyond the Plateau
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    Physical Expression and the Performing Artist: Moving Beyond the Plateau

    All performers know that "tuning up the body" is necessary to maximize performance. A person's mannerisms, habitual patterns of movement, and post...

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  • Creativity The Perfect  Crime
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    Creativity The Perfect Crime

    In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist’s Way, a manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible. Since well before his ...

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  • Twelve-Key Practice: The Path to Mastery and Individuality (For All Instruments)
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    Twelve-Key Practice: The Path to Mastery and Individuality (For All Instruments)

    Julie Lyonn Lieberman Imagine if you could HEAR a musical phrase, VISUALIZE its layout on your instrument by “seeing” and “feeling” the fingerings...

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  • Sound in Motion A Performer's Guide to Greater Musical Expression
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    Sound in Motion A Performer's Guide to Greater Musical Expression

    David McGill has assembled an exhaustive study that uses the musical concepts of the legendary Marcel Tabuteau as a starting point from which to de...

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  • Music At Your Fingertips Advice For The Artist And Amateur On Playing The Piano
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    Music At Your Fingertips Advice For The Artist And Amateur On Playing The Piano

    by Ruth Slenczynska Intended for the aspiring artist as well as the enthusiastic amateur, this invaluable guide to piano practice and perform...

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  • The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio
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    The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio

    Understanding the Psychology, Relationships and Technology in Performing and Recording To be a great singer, talent and technique are obviously imp...

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  • Performance Anxiety Strategies
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    Performance Anxiety Strategies

    Music performance anxiety has long frustrated the artistic community and, while tricks and folk remedies abound, a comprehensive plan to solve this...

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  • Making Music for Life Rediscover Your Musical Passion
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    Making Music for Life Rediscover Your Musical Passion

    "Making Music for Life is the adult novice's friend. First, it cheerleads for music's salutary benefits to the music-maker's soul. Then it becomes ...

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  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
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    The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

    A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.What keep...

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  • The Inner Game of Music
    $26.95

    The Inner Game of Music

    By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here’s a book designed to help  musicians overcome obstacles, help improve  concentration, and reduc...

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  • Free Play
    $17.00

    Free Play

    Free Play is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. It is about why we create and w...

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  • Beyond the Score: Music as Performance
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    Beyond the Score: Music as Performance

    by Nicholas Cook Beyond the Score: Music as Performance, author Nicholas Cook supplants the traditional musicological notion of music as writing, a...

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  • Melodies of the Mind: Connections between psychoanalysis and music
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    Melodies of the Mind: Connections between psychoanalysis and music

    What can psychoanalysis learn from music? What can music learn from psychoanalysis? Can the analysis of music itself provide a primary source of ps...

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  • Deepening Musical Performance through Movement The Theory and Practice of Embodied Interpretation
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    Deepening Musical Performance through Movement The Theory and Practice of Embodied Interpretation

    Alexandra Pierce singles out elements of music such as melody, meter, and phrase, and investigates the defining quality of each through movement. A...

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  • Parent's Guide to Effective Practicing
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    Parent's Guide to Effective Practicing

    Nancy O'Neill Breth This guide is a tool for parents to help their children build good practice habits. It brings together a variety of widely use...

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  • Playing Scared A History and Memoir of Stage Fright
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    Playing Scared A History and Memoir of Stage Fright

    Stage fright is one of the human psyche's deepest fears. Laurence Olivier learned to adapt to it, as have actors Salma Hayek and Hugh Grant. Musici...

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