- Taschenbuch: 274 Seiten
- Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (31. Mai 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 145640797X
- ISBN-13: 978-1456407971
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,7 x 1,8 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 121.758 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Practice of Practice: How to Boost Your Music Skills (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 31. Mai 2014
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Jonathan Harnum is a multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years of experience practicing, playing, and performing music; he’s been a teacher for over 20 years, earned a PhD in music education from Northwestern University, and is the author of Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music; Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn, and three other books. Harnum lives, plays music, writes, and teaches in Chicago and Connecticut.
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This is both a practical guide to new ways to practice and a fascinating look at the psychological and physiological processes involved. That is, not just WHAT to do in the practice room, but WHY and HOW it works. Lots of short, easily absorbed chapters written in a clear, entertaining style. This is the first book I've purchased which takes advantage of the ebook format to a full advantage in that there are many links to articles, videos, and other resources which are available in context. So, if you read on a tablet or PC you can click through as you read and see or hear the author's references on the fly. For that reason, I'd say the electronic version is superior to the printed copy, though you can enter the links manually if you like.
I read through it quickly the first time, and will now read again more slowly to get the "meat" out of this truly valuable resource. I recommend it to all my adult students, and use the material in all my teaching. I look forward to diving deeper into the material in this fine addition to my library.
The book itself I enjoyed reading a ton.
It got me started on a slow practice routine and I see improvements in my playing after a very short time.
What reaffirmed I'm on the right track is when I recently went to the workshop with Joscho Stephan and at one point he said "what people most often ask me is how come I'm so fast?" "my answer is I practice slow. Even now, when I come up with a new lick I go over it very slow for a period of time until I'm sure I have a muscle memory built up and only then I go faster".
He also said it could take up to 6 months of practice before a more complex lick is ready to perform live.
Interestingly, Bobby Broom said the same thing to Jon during his book research and interviews with musicians, that it could take months before the new lick he comes up with during practice starts showing up during his live performance.
I especially like how Jon dispels the myth of in-born talent and the notion that only an extraordinary talented person can become top musician. Rather he explains it is the set of extraordinary circumstances but most importantly extraordinary dedication.
The book also has many simple but effective advices about how to make your practice more productive.
It motivated me to push even harder with on my musical journey.
I think the book is very rich in this way of not focusing on a homogenous community. In addition there are many links built in so that if you've bought the digital version it's easy to zip to a web site, YouTube or whatever.
Perhaps the only downside is that most chapters are a few pages only and paint the concepts in broad brush strokes. I think that's extremely appropriate, and there is a comprehensive bibliography in addition to the links.