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Becoming the Instrument (häftad)

Becoming the Instrument

Lessons on Self-Mastery from Music to Life

Häftad Engelska, 2022-01-11
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When we hear music, we often experience how the physical flirts with the spiritual in profound and moving ways. But what we don't realize is that this confluence is possible not just in music, but in life, and it's easier than you think, says the founder and musical director of the Effortless Mastery Institute at the Berklee College of Music Kenny Werner in his new book, BECOMING THE INSTRUMENT: Lessons on Self-Mastery from Music to Life.

Packed with profound insights and uplifting anecdotes from his 40 years of studying, performing and teaching music, BECOMING THE INSTRUMENT follows his landmark book, Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, with a guide for accessing the spiritual in our everyday existence and applying it to the pursuits we love. Werner shows us how musicians, artists or even business people can allow their "master creator" within to lift their performance to its highest level, showing us how to be spontaneous, fearless, joyful and disciplined in our work and in our life.

Whatever you are trying to master, Werner says the key is learning how to slip into The Space, the place beyond the conscious mind that allows us to effortlessly embody whatever we are doing. Entering this sort of flow state may seem esoteric and difficult to achieve, but Werner has easy exercises that will allow you to access this and achieve mastery. As Werner points out: "Mastery is not perfection, or even virtuosity. It is giving oneself love, forgiving one's mistakes, and not allowing earthly evidence to diminish one's view of one's self as a drop in the Ocean of Perfection," Werner says. "And here is the good news: You don't have to be a musician to have the experience!"
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Kenny Werner is a world-renowned pianist and composer. Werner's collection of compositions, recordings and publications includes his landmark book, Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, which has liberated artists around the world to reclaim their love for music and find the power within their art. In 2014, twenty years after Effortless Mastery sold more than 150,000 copies, he became artistic director of the Effortless Mastery Institute at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Werner has performed with numerous jazz greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Ron Carter, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette and Toots Thielemans. More recently, he has worked with quintets that have featured Antonio Sanchez, Brian Blade and John Patitucci among many others. In additions to releasing more than 30 recordings, Werner has led and composed for many major international jazz and symphony orchestras. In 2010 he received the Guggenheim Fellowship Award for his seminal work, "No Beginning, No End."Go to and get Kenny's new meditation tracks.