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The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music
 
 

The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music [Kindle Edition]

Victor L. Wooten
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside.





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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 519 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425220931
  • Publisher: Berkley (1 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0013TPVGK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #147,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic book. 25 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've been playing bass for over 20 years, and I've read dozens of bass and music tutor books but nothing like this one. I've read it now three times and every time I pick up on something that I missed previously.
If you are serious about wanting to become a better musician then buy this book. It will give you a totally new perspective on life and music, and how the two are linked.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music is life and life is music 2 Jun 2011
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If you had ten stars, I would have given it the whole ten. This isn't just a book about music, this is about life skills. This is one of the books I got hooked to in no time, not only because it was written by a musician and I'm a music-mad person. What hooked me was how the topics that appear to be about music are very well relating to life and how to master it.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music like you never imagined it 13 Oct 2008
Format:Paperback
What an amazing book! I bought it for my husband, a bassist, but after seeing Victor (the author) in concert and seeing hearing him playing so incredibly easy and relaxed but yet at the same time 'killing' everyone with what he was able to do, I thought that reading this book would give me some insight on how he got to where he was musically.
And I think it definitely does. it's a beautiful music lesson that he has decided to share and it helps us all perceive and recieve music from a complete other dimension.
It's written in an easy style, but the message is deep and not to be forgotten if you are a musician yourself.
I was reading only a chapter a day to digest and store the information well, because I have never read anything anywhere like this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW !!! 22 April 2011
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This is a book that challenges the very way we think and feel about music, and opens up an entirely different view that could radically change how we play, listen, and experience not just music but life itself!
I always knew music was more than a series of notes, but at last someone has put it into words....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 21 Dec 2010
By Geord
Format:Paperback
Cant say anything bad about this book, amazing story, well written, i would recommend it to any musician whether you play bass, guitar or the triangle, opens your eyes to a lot of things you miss as a modern, ignorant musician. its apsolutely beautiful, 100%, top marks from me!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Next best music lesson! 17 Dec 2010
By Dan
Format:Paperback
This is an amazing book, more about your head, your attitude than the notes, which is what you might expect from Wooten. In combination with a great theory book, like the guitar conspiracy from spy tunes it might be the best music lesson!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perspective 12 Feb 2011
By nifty
Format:Paperback
Wow im gonna read it again. if you like spirituality and you happen to play an instrument then woo hoo what a book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! 19 April 2014
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I have been an admirer of Victor Wooten's playing for some time, technical mastery and all round musicianship for some time. I saw this book listed on here and thought, lets see what he has to say. Well, although some of the story is quite 'out there' in a good way, the lessons are solid and remind you that music is not all about flashy techniques, or the best/latest gear, its about enjoying what you play, and having something to say, musically. I read this book just before I attended a four day Jazz playing course and almost everything in this book (not the crazy characters, although there are plenty of those in Jazz!) rang true. Buy it, read it, and just play!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy meets wisdom and common sense
I really like the story and Wooten is great about building the suspense. Although I never lose interest in the plot, I find myself wanting to tear through the book to get to the... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Jeni Bee
4.0 out of 5 stars Holistic approach
He gives an holistic approach to understanding music thoroughly. Making money from one's musical talent can be a setback. Worthwhile reading.
Published 5 months ago by Nivard Leo Vas
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read....
I wouldn't say it was essential reading as some of his views are a bit hippy dippy for my taste but there are some really solid pieces of advice in this book if you are willing to... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ross Cowlishaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably not for everyone - but I love it.
You have to buy the premise of the book.. This is Wootens ideas, and it might be real, and it might not be, but there's so many thoughts and ideas in this book, that it doesn't... Read more
Published 15 months ago by FMo
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
Book is a very easy read. It focuses on approach to music and introduces many ideas that help musicians connect with music more and produce better music. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Rob
4.0 out of 5 stars Why read this book?
I've just finished the book, and in would recommend it to any musician, with a few observations. Firstly, you've got to realise that VW appears to be seeking to redress some... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kevin Shawa
3.0 out of 5 stars A few nuggets buried in verbosity
There is no doubt that Victor Wooten can play the bass very well indeed. There is also no doubt that he learned naturally, having started at age 2 and being surrounded by a family... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bill Dale
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a look!
A short book, easy and light to read and v enjoyable. What will you take from reading it? - well that's up to you! Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2011 by Dr D
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