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The Practice of Practice: How to Boost Your Music Skills by [Harnum, Jonathan]
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Talent means nothing when it comes to getting better. Practice is everything. But exactly what is good practice? How does good practice create talent? And what in the world does a pinwheel have to do with practice? The focus of this book is music practice, but these techniques and mindsets can be applied to any skill you want to improve.

This book covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won’t find in any other book. Drawn from in-depth interviews with world-class professional musicians across several genres of music, published research, and personal experience with practice. You’ll learn the What, Why, When, Where, Who, and especially the How of great music practice. You’ll learn what research tells us about practice, but more importantly, you’ll learn how great musicians in many genres of music think about practice, and you’ll learn the strategies and techniques they use to improve. This book will help you get better faster, whether you play rock, Bach, or any other kind of music.

Whatever instrument you want to play, The Practice of Practice will help you get the most out of your practice. This book will help you become more savvy about getting better. It will also help you be a more informed teacher or a more effective parent of a young learner. Don’t practice longer, practice smarter.

About the Author

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3827 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Sol Ut Press (8 June 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KVP372M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,749 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 October 2016
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Jay Smith
5.0 out of 5 starsComprehensive and inspirational and will transform the way I practice
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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent encyclopedic readable discussion of musical practice
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