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With a goal of helping musicians of all stripes—and, indeed, creative individuals of any sort—reach a higher plane, this guide is filled with words of wisdom and encouragement based on James Jordan’s own journey as a conductor. The inspiring, thought-provoking quotations, life experiences, and ideas in this book encourage readers to explore their inner selves by creating openness and vulnerability, finding their center, and discovering the importance of solitude and community in equal measure. This manual argues ...

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The Musician's Soul

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Overview

With a goal of helping musicians of all stripes—and, indeed, creative individuals of any sort—reach a higher plane, this guide is filled with words of wisdom and encouragement based on James Jordan’s own journey as a conductor. The inspiring, thought-provoking quotations, life experiences, and ideas in this book encourage readers to explore their inner selves by creating openness and vulnerability, finding their center, and discovering the importance of solitude and community in equal measure. This manual argues that as readers look beyond the mechanics of technique into the soul of music, the result will be a new, heartfelt honesty and beauty in their music, a wholly new and inspired voice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622770205
  • Publisher: Gia Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 185
  • File size: 954 KB

Meet the Author

James Jordan is a professor and the senior conductor at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He is the author of several books on the philosophy of music making and choral teaching, including The Musician’s Breath, The Musician’s Spirit, and The Musician’s Walk, and the executive editor of the Evoking Sound Choral Series from GIA Publications. He has led workshops for divisional and national meetings of the American Choral Directors Association, the Canadian Choral Directors Association, and the Music Teachers National Association, among others. He was named to the choral panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in 2009. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2003

    A Transformation will occur

    James Jordan has the uncanny ability to articulate explainations of what music is and the affect that it has on people. More importantly, it helps current and future music conductors on the path to making truly beautiful music. This book will truly change the way you think about music and bring YOU closer to yourself, as well as others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2001

    Unbelievable Author

    The way that Dr. Jordan is able to convey emotions to words is unmatched. This book tackles some very deep issues involved in being a musician, not only professionally but vocationally. This book is not for the weak hearted, some passages will just wrench your soul, and help you to realize why music has the uncanny power that it does.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2001

    A gift

    I bought this book as a gift for a musician friend of mine. In his words, there was so much information in this book that he wanted to take a week to read each page so that his brain could absorb it all. I met the author of this book back in February. The words he spoke to me back then still echo in my head. He conveyed to me his love of music and that is a gist that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you Dr. Jordan.

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