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Posted June 17, 2013
Powerful, comprehensive, and extremely useful.
Unfortunately, I picked up this book after the storm of college auditions passed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.