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Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within by Kenny Werner
ML3830 .W476 1996  Check Availability
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"[This] is a book for any musician who finds themselves having reached a plateau in their development. Werner, a masterful jazz pianist in his own right, uses his own life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music, and in the process reveals that "Mastery is available to everyone," providing practical, detailed ways to move towards greater confidence and proficiency in any endeavor."
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Majoring in Music: All the Stuff You Need to Know by Richard Holly
Reserve MT18 .H63 2009  Check Availability
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"Highlights the major components for survival and success during the formative years in a college, university or conservatory and provides examples and strategies to greatly assist the student musician. With no-nonsense advice and practical tips, this guide will prepare music students (and their parents!) to meet the many challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities afforded them during the glorious college years."
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The Listening Book: Discovering Your Own Music by W.A. Mathieu
Reserve MT6.M37 L5 1991  Check Availability
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"The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation. By exploring our capacity for listening to sounds and for making music, we can awaken and release our full creative powers. Mathieu offers suggestions and encouragement on many aspects of music-making, and provides playful exercises to help readers appreciate the connection between sound, music, and everyday life."
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The Savvy Musician: Building a Career, Earning a Living & Making a Difference by David Cutler
Reserve ML3790 .C88 2010  Check Availability
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"The Savvy Musician helps balance three overriding aspects of your professional musical life: (1) building a career, (2) earning a living, and (3) making a difference. Filled with clearly articulated concepts, detailed strategies, and 165 vignettes about actual musicians working to create a meaningful and prosperous career, this book examines critical elements often overlooked or misunderstood by musicians, and helps you take control of your career. Discover how to build an immediately recognizable 'brand,' capitalize on technology from Internet tools to the new recording paradigm, expand your network, and raise money to fund your dreams."
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To Be An Artist: Musicians, Visual Artists, Writers, and Dancers Speak by Camille Colatosti
BF408 .C65 2012 and Reserve BF408 .C65 2012  Check Availability
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"To Be An Artist is a conversation with today's successful and prominent artists from a variety of disciplines: musicians, visual artists, digital artists, poets, writers, activists and scholars. All of them discuss what it means to be an artist today, how they perceive their craft and their world, and the role of art in society. They agree that artists' creativity and success come not only from the intense focus on their craft, but, also, from their development of a worldview from their wider vision and understanding of the world in which they live."