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You have to read this book, whether you are a musician or not!
on 22 August 2014
I think this is one of the best books for focusing your thoughts and concentrating yourself before get yourself in training, studying or playing an instrument. You can read this book whatever instrument or genre you study/play but it is a little more specialize for piano in jazz music, as Kenny Werner is a jazz piano player.
The book has a lot of repetitions, for what it takes to some people really realize what it is needed but personally sometimes it gets a little boring and goes into mentalization stuff that I'm not really interested, as also the CD does.
By reading a book about how to get your mind prepared before training or playing you have to realize what to do, what to think, where to concentrate and what to avoid. This is well analyzed and explained in depth.
In headline, if you want to learn something you have to focus on one tiny thing/idea and learn that in the higher level possible (mastery). You will need to train yourself (mind, hands, etc) as long as you can play this thing without any thinking, without any effort (effortless). You will then recall that in almost any time of your life and you will be always ready to go another right step forward.