The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips from Teens and Pros / Edition 2

The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips from Teens and Pros / Edition 2

by Amy Nathan
     
 

Learning to play an instrument can be fun and, at times, frustrating. This lively, accessible book helps young people cope with the difficulties involved in learning a new instrument and remaining dedicated to playing and practicing. Teens from renowned music programs - including the Juilliard School's Pre-College Program and Boston University's Tanglewood

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Learning to play an instrument can be fun and, at times, frustrating. This lively, accessible book helps young people cope with the difficulties involved in learning a new instrument and remaining dedicated to playing and practicing. Teens from renowned music programs - including the Juilliard School's Pre-College Program and Boston University's Tanglewood Institute - join pro musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Paula Robison, and James Galway in offering practical answers to questions from what instrument to play to where the musical road may lead.

In this revised and expanded edition, Amy Nathan has updated the book to address today's more technologically-minded young musician. Expanded sections cover the various ways students can use technology to assist in mastering an instrument and in making practice time more productive, from using the Internet to download pieces to be learned and playing along with downloaded tunes to practicing with computer-based practice programs, CDs, and videos/DVDs of musical performances. She also addresses concerns of young composers and conductors, two groups not mentioned in the original edition. The book's updated Resource Guide suggests where to get additional help, both online and off.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195367393
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/24/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
937,800
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Tune In 3

Ch. 2 Picking and Switching 11

Ch. 3 The Time Squeeze 21

Ch. 4 Boring-Practice Blues 35

Ch. 5 Woodshedding Basics 51

Ch. 6 The Jitters 71

Ch. 7 The Peer Scene 91

Ch. 8 Teacher Talk 107

Ch. 9 Gear Up 123

Ch. 10 Play On 145

Glossary 159

Resource Guide 161

About the Troupe of Advisors 167

Index 177

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