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

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This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat He provides you with some very New Age sounding ideas but not in a hokey way. Aug 16, Bill Gathen rated it liked it. In Februarya limited edition 20th anniversary edition was released, with additional content and a foil embossed cover. Click any of the store links below and you’ll support All About Jazz in the process. I enjoy playing the piano, but get serious anxiety if I have to perform for anyone even my teacher.

Sign in or sign up to upload your events. The more familiar and experienced in meditation you are, the more you’ll be able to truly understand the message. More philosophical than a practical guide, but if applied will reap great benefits.

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, Book & CD by Kenny Werner

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.


Search Reviews by musician. The comments about this book being new-agey are not really fair. Aug 22, Duane Bowker rated it really liked it. Aug 04, Tim Franklin rated it liked it.

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What do you know? Very inspiring This book was very meaningful to me on many levels.

Book Summary: “Effortless Mastery”, Kenny Werner

Many are so impressed that they buy copies for their musician friends as gifts. Great reference for any artist. Description Playing music should be as simple and natural as drawing a breath, yet most musicians are hindered by self-consciousness, apprehension, self-doubt, and stress.

This book is not to be read b Lifechanging. Sep 22, David rated it really liked it Recommended to David by: Getting a tangible feel through singing different intervals and the moods they create in different modal contexts The way artists express notes It’s now been a month or two since I read this book.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Effortless Mastery was not written by a philosopher or an academic.

It’s not t I’m not giving this book 4 stars because it’s well-written. Special 20th Anniversary Edition”. It reflects the character maztery the player as an evolved being, and the depth with which he unites himself to his notes. Really absorb your practice. Kenny Werner, is one of my favorite pianists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and in my opinion one of the best pianists living on the planet. Click the larger image to close.


Aug 09, Chris rated it really liked it.

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Maestro Werner has shed a bright light on an area of art-making and creativity in general that has remained in the dark for far too long.

The joy of playing is liberation. Return to Book Page. The author even says that – you need some brainwashing, as in your brain needs some washing.

Apr 16, David Lafferty rated it it was amazing. Balloons Half Note Records buy.

Book Summary: “Effortless Mastery”, Kenny Werner

Werner’s book places more emphasis on the mental, emotional and attitudinal aspects of playing than on the technical though he does encourage one to always keep working to improve technical competence.

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Paperbackpages. This keny 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. I had been painfully shy, and wouldn’t practise unless I was alone.