The Inner Game of Music

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Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1986 - Music - 225 pages
From the bestselling co-author of the classic guide that helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their tennis game comes a book to help musicians reach new levels of excellence.

With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, The Inner Game of Tennis became a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Now, the bestselling co-author delivers a book designed to help musicians overcome obstacles, improve concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to reach new levels of performing excellence and musical artistry.

 

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Contents

THE MOZART IN US
1
THE INNER GAME
10
THE INNER GAME SKILLS
25
THE POWER OF AWARENESS
37
THE POWER OF WILL
53
THE POWER OF TRUST
77
LETTING GO
88
COPING WITH OBSTACLES
111
TEACHING AND LEARNING
130
THE INNER GAME LISTENER
143
PARENT AND COACH
162
INTEGRATION AND BALANCE
176
ENSEMBLE PLAYING
189
IMPROVISATION COMPOSITION AND CREATIVITY
206
Acknowledgments
222
Copyright

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
122

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About the author (1986)

BARRY GREEN is a U.S. orchestral and solo double bass player and teacher. He was the principal bassist for the Cincinnati Symphony. A contemporary of people such as Gary Karr, he has developed and publicized his own method for double bass.

W. TIMOTHY GALLWEY, bestselling author of The Inner Game of Tennis, produced a series of bestselling Inner Game books, which set forth a new methodology for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields. For many years, Gallwey has been introducing the Inner Game approach to corporations looking for better ways to manage change.

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