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. 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. A concise, free and complete summary of “Effortless Mastery” – Kenny Werner’s bottleneck busting guide to mastering your craft by learning to.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 29, Sa’shel Del rated it it was amazing Shelves: Effortless Mastery in Motion”. I appreciated that he didn’t just talk theory and philosophy, or even just changing the way you think Dec 23, Dahn Jahn rated it it was amazing.

The Musician’s Way Gerald Klickstein. 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. A bunch of flowery spiritual language if you’re into that. The writing style is very simple and quite unrefined whereas the messages sometimes might kastery clouded in newagey mumbo-jumbo. The Best Books of That’s not to say you cannot simply read this book and get a lot from it.

May 18, Kelly Doddridge rated it it was amazing.

Book Summary: “Effortless Mastery”, Kenny Werner

Books by Kenny Werner. It’s now been a month or two since I read this book. This doesn’t at all mean that So far this has been much better than I thought it would be after popping in the meditation CD that comes with it. This doesn’t preclude practice, it just yb at ‘practice’ differently.


Book Summary: “Effortless Mastery”, Kenny Werner

Awareness, focusing on correcting errors during practice time and releasing tension in all parts of your body that aren’t required to make the notes are all great advice. It comes with an audio CD containing four meditations. Retrieved 23 February Views Read Edit View history.

Now it is something I look forward to, and enjoy. They’re very easy to understand, but somehow I always think that they don’t really apply to me once I start practicing. Opening the iTunes Store. The lessons come down to this: Effortless Mastery is available for download from Apple Books.

Kenny’s remarkable work deals directly with these hindrances, and presents ways to let our natural creative powers flow freely with minimal stress and effort.

He presents these ideas in a way that can integrate spirituality and music together which gives my guitar-practice more meaning which I appreciate. Actually, for anyone that has a passion in life. He has a cool way of approaching music as more of a spiritual practice; a path of effortlews. Kenny Werner goes beyond chops, theory, and fashion, and focuses on what music ultimately comes down to, spiritual communion.

Preview — Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner. From time to time revisit the audio meditations 3. Includes mastert inspiring CD of meditations designed to initiate positive thought.

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Every musician needs to read this. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But alright, I should elaborate.


There is some good stuff here if you are good at filtering, and have some idea what you seek — otherwise just follow your bliss elsewhere. As I have found more joy in my playing, and acceptance of myself, I’ve become more comfortable not caring if others hear me.

A must for Musicians, but also for writersartistsdancers More philosophical than a practical guide, but if applied will reap great benefits. It was very hard for me to let go of the notion I had to do things perfectly, even though this was a brand new skill to me.

I highly recommend this book. Kenny teaches that ‘The joy of practicing is concentration. Jan 29, Isaac rated it it was amazing. I play jazz piano and have had many professional teachers swear that when they perform they stop thinking and play from instinct.

I did enjoy the book since much of it deals specifically with musical improvisation and I have been concentrating for the last couple of years on getting better at improvisation. I have gone through many torturous, self-hating hours of music practice thinking that it would somehow be beneficial to me because I was “suffering to be an artist”. We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. I tell myself “I’m great.

Effortless Mastery

Easy, effortless reading paperback. Thanks to the young Music Teacher from Newfoundland who recommended this book to me. The most important book for me.