Ways of the Hand: The Organization of Improvised Conduct

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MIT Press, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 155 pages
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This is David Sudnow's classic account of how his hands learned to improvise jazz on the piano.

David Sudnow is the author of Passing On and editor of Studies in Social Interaction. Since writing this book, he has developed a piano training method based on its insights.

 

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This bokk channels the playing of jazz piano (specifically who the process develops) into a language that those of us who can only listen in awe almost can understand. Sort of like translating beowulf for 5th graders. Read full review

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Beginnings
1
Going for the Sounds
34
Going for the Jazz
81

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David Sudnow is the author of Passing On, on the sociology of medical care; Talk's Body, on language and music; and Pilgrim in the Micro World, on the nature of the body-computer interface. Over the past two decades, he has developed a widely used piano teaching method on the basis of experiences first described in this book.

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