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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This book gives you permission to screw up. I am in the three quarters through and not feeling so good about this. The book contains far too many deep insights to provide even a semi-intelligble outline of them here, but one of the most salient ones for me involves the Maestro Werner has shed a bright light on an area of art-making and creativity in general that has remained in the dark for far too long.

Jun 13, Bill Branley rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Jun 26, Guido rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. Neither of them were known for chops, but both forced you to stop and listen.


But by practicing small amounts, chewing fully and digesting everything from the lesson, extracting from it all the vitamins possible, one becomes mighty! Many are so impressed that they buy copies for their musician friends as gifts. There are no wrong notes! Effortless Mastery is available for download from Apple Books.

It reflects the character of the player as an evolved being, and the depth with which he unites himself to his notes. The jam I had just after finishing it was like no other before. This book is not to be read b Lifechanging. More by Kenny Werner.

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Miles and Monk get it. Really absorb your practice. It really just inspires me. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Use dmy dates from June Pages to import images to Wikidata. It is also a quick and easy read.

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From that point, he developed his philosophy and teaching methods which led to this book. Aug 06, Lori Beals rated it really liked it. My only qualms were an overuse of exclamations wwerner 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.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A bunch of flowery spiritual language if you’re into that. I would get kenmy flustered at having to play where another could hear me that I was terrible, even at things I could do quite well alone.


It has been within easy keenny of wherever I am for a few years now. Two weeks later I worked through the fear of it and meditated, guitar hanging from my shoulders, imagining looking at myself from a detached self, focusing on being light. I enjoy playing the piano, but get serious anxiety if I have to perform for anyone even my teacher.

The 4 Stepswas released. See product code EMD Playing music should be as simple and natural as drawing a breath, yet most musicians are hindered by self-consciousness, apprehension, self-doubt, and stress.

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This book explores among other things the necessity of great music making to be easy. Not the best in terms of my playing, but a surprisingly joyful one. I appreciated that he didn’t just talk theory and philosophy, or even just changing the way you think