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The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Powerful, comprehensive, and extremely useful.

    Unfortunately, I picked up this book after the storm of college auditions passed.
    This book has really helped me understand exactly why I want to be a musician, other than "Oh, I just really like music". Bruser has really opened my eyes to how enjoyable practicing can be and how a performance is much, much, MUCH more than playing in front of a group of people. I made copious notes and highlighted especially powerful statements. I was especially moved by the last chapter on generosity; it reminded me why I do what I do.
    Bruser also includes a wonderful list of resources related to her book for musicians- amateurs and professionals.

    After reading this book, I can only imagine where I would be in my musical intellect had I picked it up much earlier.

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