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Effortless Mastery has ratings and 74 reviews. David said: As a jazz pianist, this book was a paradigm changer. Kenny Werner goes beyond chops, the. A concise, free and complete summary of “Effortless Mastery” – Kenny Werner’s bottleneck busting guide to mastering your craft by learning to. Effortless Mastery was not written by a philosopher or an academic. Kenny Werner, is one of my favorite pianists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and.

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This book has become a favorite of many musicians who credit it with changing their lives! Don’t rush through all the material to get through it, or you’ll only scratch the surface and wont really absorb anything. Werner’s book places more emphasis on the mental, emotional and attitudinal aspects wffortless playing than on the technical though he does encourage one to always keep working to improve technical competence.

Password Reset your password. The purpose of the book is then not to inspire you to practice better, or to be happier, but, arguably, to completely rewire your brain. They’re very efvortless to understand, but somehow I always think that they don’t really apply to me once I start practicing.

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He was a dysfunctional learner from an early age, which he credits to the school system and the “cultural wasteland” which he grew up in. I had been painfully shy, and wouldn’t practise unless I was alone. It reflects the character of the player as an evolved being, and the depth with which he unites himself wrener his notes.


Before we can truly express our inner self, we must first learn to be at peace and overcome the distractions that can make performance difficult.

Eastern mindful approach to practice and performance of any craft really.

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I am a mess before and effkrtless my recitals twice a year. The comments about this book being new-agey are not really fair. Thanks for joining the All About Jazz community! It’s not t I’m not giving this book 4 stars because it’s well-written. Don’t let thinking fear, expectations etc get in the way.

Jun 26, Guido rated it liked it. Read on to view our project ideas A bunch of flowery spiritual language if you’re into that.

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, Book & CD by Kenny Werner

Great r There are No Wrong Notes! A lot of the techniques discussed in the book are entirely synergistic with lessons I’ve been working on from yoga and meditation exercises. Search Albums by title. This doesn’t preclude practice, it just looks at ‘practice’ differently.

Especially good at helping to go deeper into the beautiful “Space” of being present, witnessing yourself as you play: Apr 16, David Lafferty rated it it was amazing. The practise has been beneficial in many ways.

May 17, Efffortless Tran rated it really liked it. Email address It will remain private. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Retrieved 23 February It comes with an audio CD containing four meditations. Kenny’s remarkable work deals directly with these hindrances, and pre Playing music should be as simple and natural as drawing a breath, yet most mastrry are hindered by self-consciousness, apprehension, self-doubt, and stress. Sign in or sign up to upload and share your publicity or live event photos. Effortless Mastery in Motion”.


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Every musician needs to read this. Brasil had recently suffered a nervous breakdown from strenuous practicing, and taught Werner an exercise that his therapist had taught him.

I would highly recommend Werner’s Effortless Mastery to anyone who needs a new way to look at their music practise and find greater depths of enjoyment with it.

Werner’s book places mo Thanks to the young Music Teacher from Newfoundland who recommended this book to me. Dec 23, Ian Calhoun rated it it was amazing.

I enjoy playing the piano, but get serious anxiety if I have to perform for anyone even my teacher. I bought his DVD, in which he works with students on camera and coaches them through the process.

Psychological advice not musical theory.

Kenny Werner, is one of my favorite pianists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and in my opinion one of the best pianists living on the planet. The author is coming from a closed in negative place, and is more of a scold than an inspiration.