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The Perfect Wrong Note

The Perfect Wrong Note

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by William Westney
     
 
After classical high school, he graduated in History in 2001 at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the State University of Milan, where in 2004 he also obtained a PhD in European Society and International Life in the Modern and Contemporary Era, and where now he is researcher of History of Political Thought. He is member of the executive council of the

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After classical high school, he graduated in History in 2001 at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the State University of Milan, where in 2004 he also obtained a PhD in European Society and International Life in the Modern and Contemporary Era, and where now he is researcher of History of Political Thought. He is member of the executive council of the Société européenne de culture. Sub-editor of the journals “Amministrare” (Administering) and “Storia Amministrazione Costituzione” (History Administration Constitution) of the Istituto per la scienza dell’amministrazione pubblica (Institute for the Science of Public Administration), he is coordinator of the international journal “Comprendre. Revue de politique de la culture”. He is member of the Società italiana per lo studio della storia contemporanea (Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History), the Società storica lombarda (Lombard Historical Society), the European Society for the History of Political Thought and the Associazione italiana degli storici delle dottrine politiche (Italian Association of Historians of Political Thought), whose site aisdp.it he is sub-editor, responsible for the section “Strumenti online” (Online Tools). He collaborates with the “Supplemento bibliografico” (Bibliographic Supplement) published in “Il pensiero politico. Rivista di storia delle idee politiche e sociali” (The Political Thought. Journal of History of Political and Social Ideas) and, occasionally, with some national newspapers. He has studied mainly the history of twentieth-century political thought, with emphasis on the problems of autonomy, federalism, elitism, and the relationship between politics and culture.

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Library Journal
Concert pianist Westney (Texas Tech Univ.) asks the reader to examine whether our usual ways of teaching, practicing, and performing "are truly effective, encouraging, and worthy of the good intentions we bring to the pursuit of music." He argues they are not, instead encouraging "juicy" mistakes, vitality, and practicing in a healthy, open-systems way. This book is an in-depth treatment of Westney's lectures and Un-Master ClassR performance workshops. Two significant influences on Westney's pedagogical thinking were Dalcroze Eurhythmics methods and Eloise Ristad (A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances). His ideas are reminiscent of The Inner Game of Music with a tinge of the Gestalt notion of the "continuum of awareness" thrown in. Chapter topics include the effects and traditions of lessons, a guide to healthy practicing, the pitfalls of perfectionism, and performance. This is a well-thought-out and well-presented work on an approach to music instruction to which many aspire, but which few attain-though this book will certainly help. Recommended for all academic and music libraries.-Janet Brewer, Anderson Univ. Lib., IN Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781574670837
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.93(d)

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Westney's book, The Perfect Wrong Note, is incredible. I believe that this book will be as influential to musicians as The Inner Game of Tennis was 20+ years ago. Westney's book gives concise instruction to improve your time in a practice room. His instruction on self-evaluation is invaluable, and I believe that this should be required reading for all students and teachers of music.