This book, "The Inner Game of Music" helped me put more of myself into my music. It explains how music is only 50% physical, but also 50% mental. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for some new techniques and ideas to use t advance musically.
I have been a long time sufferer of audition anxiety, but this book effectively proposes solutions to eliminate the kind of worrying that used to paralyze me. Not only does Barry Green put forth his points in a logical, easy-to-understand format, but he often illustrates his points with anecdotes which help to make his ideas more practical and not so enigmatic and unworkable. Then he offers exercises for the reader which allow the musician to put his ideas into practice. This book will effectively teach you how to use ALL of your abilities to your fullest and will make you see music in a different, yet less mysterious light.
Faithfully and imaginatively applies inner game principles to music performance and teaching. Summarizes in ways you can remember while you're playing or practicing. Materials on awareness especially good. Adult students who are frustrated because their ears are good enough to hear all the flaws in their playing will find this book especially helpful. *Inner Skiing* didn't help my skiing much, but this book has helped me play the sax better and helped me coach my kids with their piano practice. Glenn Spiegel
The book's themes are universal and can be applied to anyone at any stage of musical development. The book helps you to focus more on making music and connecting emotionally with it. It also allows you to eliminate those internal demons which plague people's abilities. You can put the book's methods into practice almost immediately and at the same time spend a lifetime studying and absorbing the techniques at your own pace. Be prepared to abandon conventional methods of learning and really tap into your full potential.
it works for me, my guitarist and my drummer, but it didnt't work for my vocalist and my keyboardist. If you already have an open mind, this book is for you. But if you don't have it in the first place, this book is just a waste (although the purpose of this book is to open up your mind).
Das Buch ist sehr zu empfehlen. Man bekommt viele gute Hinweise wie man eigentlich einen Weg zu einem Instrument hinfinden kann. Der uns oft bekannte Musikunterricht hat eine leistungsorientierte kognitive Ausrichtung, die dem eigentlichen Lernprozess mehr im Wege steht als ihn zu fördern.
Dieses Buch habe ich mir auf Empfehlung meines Lehrers zugelegt und er hatte absolut recht: Auch wenn man kein professioneller Musiker ist, werden dem Leser Denkweisen vermittelt, die es einem ermöglichen, für sich selbst den optimalen Weg im Umgang mit dem Thema "Musik" zu wählen
It is obvious that the author has worked extremely hard to preserve the integrity of Gallwey's concepts, principles and philosophy. Green's style of writing is clear and concise. I found the content easy to absorb, understand and apply immediately. For the beginner to the professional - this is a brilliant guide to better focus.
Amazing! This book brings you to a world of reflection and deepness. A daily workshop with techniques to improve your ability to play and listen to music. If you want an example of what this simple book can do, listen to Petrucci's musicality and you'll discover the inner music inside you... Excellent print quality and graphics too!