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

Eastern mindful approach to practice and performance of any craft really. It’s not even that mastery can be effortless. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The four of us had a very interesting and wide-ranging conversation over some really amazing pizza. The original book includes an audio CD of meditations narrated by Kenny to help the musician reach efvortless place of relaxed focus.

Return to Book Page. But as every idea that relies on deep and careful observing of one’s thought patterns, this requires a regular practice.

Jun 26, Guido rated it liked it. The four meditations on the CD are meant to be listened to in-between chapters in this section of the book. I wanted this change and wanted to understand how to really practice.


Book Summary: “Effortless Mastery”, Kenny Werner

So far this has been much better than I thought it would be after popping in the meditation CD that comes with it. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In fact, Effortlrss was rolling my eyes through the first 40 pages or so. Includes an inspiring CD of meditations designed to initiate positive thought.

While Werner is vy musician, the concepts presented are for every profession or life-style where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless thinking. If you’re having trouble with motivation, this book is for you. Now imagine sitting down with someone who was rffortless when the song was recorded and can tell you how that series of sounds was committed to tape, and who can also explain why that particular combination of rhythms, timbres and pitches has lodged in your memory, making your pulse race and your heart swell every time you hear it.

Easy, effortless wernrr paperback. Retrieved 6 January Don’t rush through all the material to get through it, or you’ll only scratch the surface and wont really absorb anything.

It is very hard to learn to do, but I have made some progress by learning a piece so thoro I read this book twice and watched several of his DVDs about learning to play music in an effortless way.

I had been painfully shy, and wouldn’t practise unless I was alone. And from there I can feel very original improvisations beginning to emerge. From that point, he developed his philosophy and teaching methods which led to this book.


Werner’s work is quite readable, full of shared experiences relating how he himself evolved along the path he is now guiding others along.

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This, for me, means roughly the following: This book has become a favorite of many musicians who credit it with changing their lives! Actually, for anyone rffortless has a passion in life. He presents these ideas in a way that can integrate spirituality and music together which gives my guitar-practice more meaning which I appreciate. 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”.

Aug 06, Lori Beals rated it really liked it. The joy of playing is liberation. I appreciated that he didn’t just talk theory and philosophy, or even just changing the way you think I am in the three quarters through and not feeling so good about this. Jan 29, Sa’shel Del rated it it was amazing Shelves: