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
Pub. Date:
Oxford University Press, USA
Select a Purchase Option (New Edition)
  • purchase options
    $10.29 $15.95 Save 35% Current price is $10.29, Original price is $15.95. You Save 35%.
  • purchase options


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

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.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

1. Tune In
2. Picking and Switching
3. The Time Squeeze
4. Boring-Practice Blues
5. Woodshedding Basics
6. The Jitters
7. The Peer Scene
8. Teacher Talk
9. Gear Up
10. Play On
Resource Guide
About the Troupe of Advisors

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews