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The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness Kindle Edition

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"One of the most important books on musicianship in recent decades." --Joseph Docksey, Director, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver "I predict that The Musician's Way will be an instant classic. It is the most useful, comprehensive book I have ever read on developing the skills of a successful performer. Every music lover--student, professional, amateur, and teacher alike--should own this book." --Jeffrey Solow, Professor of Cello, Temple University; President, American String Teachers Association "The entire music profession has received a great and much-needed gift from Gerald Klickstein. The Musician's Way is a landmark and essential guide for every serious musician."--Barbara Lister-Sink, Professor of Piano, Salem College; author, Freeing the Caged Bird DVD "The Musician's Way is the brainchild of an experienced and insightful teacher who has thought long and hard about how musicians can maximize their artistic success while coping with the stresses of music making. In clear and engaging language, the author leads us down the complex pathways navigated by musicians and provides sound directions at every turn." --Alice G. Brandfonbrener, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Founding Director, Medical Program for Performing Artists, Northwestern University Medical School "You owe it to yourself to read this book." --The Classical Guitar Blog "A wonderful tool for all aspiring musicians." --Music Ed Magic "A rare example of clear, concise and useable information on music practice...If I read a better book on practice this year I'll be surprised!!" --HowtoPractice.com "The relationship of learning, practice, and mastery in the case of musicianship is explored thoroughly in Gerald Klickstein's The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness. Written for especially classical and jazz instrumentalists and vocalists at the university level, the book nevertheless provides important lessons for musicians of widely diverse levels and backgrounds." --John Warren, Juan's World "Mr. Klickstein presents so much helpful information that you will be itching to sit at the piano with his book beside you while you practice....A tremendous resource that would benefit any music teacher." --MusicMattersBlog.com "The Musician's Way is strongly recommended for its focus on mental imagery and the role of the mind in effective practice...A holistic approach to teaching, The Musician's Way should be on the shelf of every aspiring professional musician and every serious music educator." --Clavier Companion "Klickstein covers the gamut of issues, tips, and ideas that make up the world of the serious musician....Students hunger for this kind of knowledge." --Notes "Klickstein takes a common-sense approach and works his way through techniques for improving every aspect of a performer's life, from ways to memorise a piece to dealing with performance anxiety. . . . It's all very well thought through and an interesting read." --The Strad "A comprehensive guidebook from an experienced, insightful musician....You must read this book." --Stringendo "Wonderfully thought-out and organized...a book to keep around and to constantly refer back to as you develop as a musician...'The Musician's Way' is a book that will benefit any musician. He touches on aspects of all performers, from guitarists to violinists to drummers to vocalists, and has plenty of tips for everyone...Regardless of what instrument you play or how long you've been playing or what level of musician you consider yourself to be, you will find a tremendous amount of beneficial material in this book. I can't recommend it enough." --David Hodge, GuitarNoise.com "Engaging and well-written and a valuable resource for every performer seeking to develop their craft and maintain career longevity." --Psychology of Music "Provides a wealth of information that would otherwise take years to accrue." --British Journal of Music Education "Articulates both an artistic approach to attaining mastery of an instrument/voice and a practical approach to achieving professional goals....Uniquely holistic." --Philosophy of Music Education Review

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Gerald Klickstein (@klickstein) is a veteran performer and educator with more than 30 years of experience on the concert stage and in higher education. In July 2012, he was appointed Director of the Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. From 1992-2012, he was a member of the distinguished artist-faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His book The Musician's Way and its extensive website MusiciansWay.com have drawn global praise for their insightful handling of the issues that today's musicians face.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3995 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (3 September 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RL74SE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars178 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #193,414 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James
5.0 out of 5 stars It has helped me to become a much better practitioner by providing guidelines for warming up
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of great advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid guide to serious practice
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book covers every possible aspect of learning to play ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide for the serious musician
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good insight
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab resource
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 March 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great content with bad online formatting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, mind expanding.
Reviewed in Canada on 9 September 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Reviewed in Canada on 19 November 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide even for non musicians,
Reviewed in India on 18 December 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Reviewed in Canada on 16 October 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent practical advice for musicians. Just what I was looking for!
Reviewed in France on 17 February 2020
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