Very good. Ti text. t binding with clean. Cover is quite worn. Includes CD. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 191 p. Audience: General/trade. "...if you've constantly pointed to other players and thought that they possessed something you didn't, or if you've practiced for years and never really improved, or if you always play great but your music lacks depth and meaning for you, read on."--Kenny Werner
Brand New. Paperback. Brand new, not a used item. Please no orders from Tennessee. Playing music should be as simple as drawing a breath, yet most musicians are hindered by self-consciousness, apprehension, self-doubt and stress. Before we can truly express our inner selves, we must learn to be at peace and overcome the distractions that make performance difficult. This remarkable work deals directly with these hindrances and suggests ways to let our natural creative powers flow freely. Includes an inspiring cd of meditations designed to initiate positive thought.
This book came along at exactly the right time for me. The creative person in the West has few institutions to help him understand the creative process and the best approach to creativity. With the epigram Be Kind to Yourself, Werner shares his experiences being unkind to himself and the devastating consequences to his playing and his psyche. With simple, almost koan-like insights, Werner gently nudges the artist back onto his or her path.
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