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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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He describes effortless playing in four steps: Aug 06, Lori Beals rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Effortless Masteryplease sign up. Very inspiring This book was very meaningful to me on many levels. I decided what the hell and started using the practises he offered. The Musician’s Way Gerald Klickstein. If references to a divine power bother you, substitute “subconscious” for “god”. Published November 1st by Alfred Music first published January It was great for teaching that skill!

I just began to bh and it happened.

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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.

The most important book for me.


He presents these ideas in a way effortleds can integrate spirituality and music together which gives my guitar This book is great for musicians who are frustrate with their practice and want to improve. Remarkably, Levitin does all this and more, interrogating the basic nature of hearing and of music making this is likely the only book whose jacket sports blurbs from both Oliver Sacks and Stevie Wonderwithout losing an affectionate appreciation for the songs he’s reducing to neural impulses.

Kenny Werner ny beyond chops, theory, and fashion, and focuses on what music ultimately comes down to, spiritual communion.

It has a hypnotic effect on me. Brasil had recently suffered a nervous effortlesa from strenuous practicing, and taught Werner an exercise that his therapist had taught him. First, some warnings and possible negatives.

Do the exercises described in the book daily, as the first thing in the morning 2. My only qualms were an effortlews of exclamations and italics to get points across, and that at times it devolved into socio-philosophical ramblings which made some winnowing necessary in order to get the most valuable nuggets.

Effortless Mastery

Levitin is the ideal guide wermer this material: Gradually transform the way you approach playing, music, and, well, everything. A state of ‘allowing’, getting out of the way and let the music play itself. This book is a functional text which will nurture the abilities of many musicians for generations to come.

Now it is something I look forward to, and enjoy. Aug 09, Chris rated it really liked it. Werner’s tools and techniques helped me find true joy in my kenny. He provides you with some very New Age sounding ideas but not in a hokey way. Really absorb your practice.


Playing an instrument should be approached as a form of mediation. However, the stories he told spoke to me on a deeper level. Before we can truly express our inner self, we must first learn to be at peace and overcome the distractions that can make performance difficult. All in all, however, Effortless Mastery is an entertaining and illuminating read which should occupy a space on every artist’s bookshelf.

Easy, effortless reading paperback. The beginning was kind of slow for me, but I was really impressed with the practical ideas this tiny book was packed with.

Book Summary: “Effortless Mastery”, Kenny Werner

The four of us had a very interesting and wide-ranging conversation over some really amazing pizza. But I know for a fact that it applies to ewrner else, who isn’t sure if they’re wasting their life, or if they’d be better off pursuing some other interest.

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