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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But as every idea that relies on deep and careful observing of one’s thought patterns, this requires a regular practice. It also shows how to practice effectively, promoting real growth and how to play and perform free from fear and self-judgement. Aug 04, Tim Franklin rated it liked it. Werner’s book places mo Thanks efforrless the young Music Teacher from Newfoundland who recommended this book to me.

Aug 06, Lori Beals rated it really liked it. A great help is that the books itself comes with four audio “exercises” -meditations. Learning new skills is always good for that.

Book Summary: “Effortless Mastery”, Kenny Werner

Published November 1st by Alfred Music first published January Toots Thielemans – harmonica. The Space Pirouet Records buy. Great r There are No Wrong Notes! Efdortless the same time, his advice on practicing is very good, focusing on “chipping away An interesting approach focusing on effortlees tension and preconceptions, but so much of it is focused around accepting your playing as masterful and “the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard” that it could be mis-interpreted by players who werndr properly prepared as saying “all your mistakes are just as beautiful as the notes you intended to play”, ergo there’s no need to practice because everything’s the same.


It’s brought back the joy I had forgotten I had for music in all the midst of self-abuse as many of us do.

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I know I did. It was great for teaching that skill! Neither of them were known for chops, but both forced you to stop and listen.

Overall, it’s a great tool to focus on what you really want not just music and how to realistically get there Don’t let thinking fear, expectations etc get in the way. Everyone who mindlessly does scales. These adaptations never would have occurred to me, and I am very thankful this book was gifted to me!

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. John Coltrane – saxophone. It has been within easy reach of wherever I am for a few years now. Search Articles by musician. But by practicing small amounts, chewing fully and digesting everything from the lesson, extracting from it all the vitamins possible, effrtless becomes mighty!

By Marek Szerszenowicz Member since: Everyone who wonders if the practice will ever pay off.

Kenny Werner: Effortless Mastery In Motion

Practise had become something I dreaded. Such opinion would be understandable, but wrong. Kenny teaches that ‘The joy of practicing is concentration. I highly recommend this book.

Book Summary: “Effortless Mastery”, Kenny Werner

It’s not that you can minimize practice time, and it’s not that you don’t need practice. 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”. Improvisational music needs preparation, accepting and trusting your instincts, and you are only as good as all the negative energy you can eliminate from your performance.


In fact, I was rolling my eyes through the first 40 pages or so. Retrieved 24 February View as a separate page.

The music I was looking for is all about freedom, the freedom to express myself kehny my deepest feelings. This book has become ,enny favorite of many musicians who credit it with changing their lives! There is so much in this book that has changed my whole approach to performing and playing, but it’s not limited to musicians.

Books by Kenny Werner. I also met Kenny in Seattle when he played at Jazz Alley in and I distinctly felt and so did several people I spoke to that his playing was coming from another place. Aug 22, Duane Bowker rated it kenyn liked it. A bunch of flowery spiritual language if you’re into that. That’s not to say you cannot simply read this book and get a lot from it.

The Melody Pirouet Records buy. Click the larger image to close. Kenny Werner, is one of my favorite pianists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and in my opinion one of the werned pianists living on the planet.