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Bringing Music to Life

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Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
GIA
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September, 2009
ISBN:
9781579997571
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$27.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Ideal for amateurs (literally, lovers) and professionals alike, this innovative guide demonstrates how musicians can reach their full potential. Delving deeply into the methodology and inspiration required to energize and enliven music making, this manual offers countless suggestions for creating joy and excitement in performance. A stimulating series of activities and reflections using YouTube video clips clearly illustrates ideas, concepts, and techniques.

With sections on “Recapturing the Child,” integrating the pulse, body and voice through drumming, breath techniques, “Tai Chi Pizzicato,” integrating movement and music, and much more, Bringing Music to Life is a great resource.

The life and spirit in music comes through you alive, pulsating in time, through your transformed breath, and through every cell of your body

Allow yourself to be a student of the pulse. Study and develop your voice. Buy a drum, tap along with others and improvise. Notice the rhythm of life in your walking and talking. Notice the rhythms in nature and music. Listen to music from all around the world. Learn about ragas, try out some of the eastern movement disciplines and study all kinds of dance.

And become a student of your inner silence. Love the silence. Embrace the silence. Listen to the silence—and follow its direction.

Then, jam, scat, move and groove!

Chase the rainbow—follow your dreams. Bring it to life!

Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect, has written a foreword, where he says:

This is not a book to read, it is a book to live… You have to trust Barry and just open this book like some kind of intuitive oracle and try a page or two at a time. From your pulse to your expression and movement, he will challenge your left brain to let go and follow the dance of music.

“I am weeping a bit, Barry, after reading your book… Amazing, so sensitive and real.” —cellist David Darling

Also by Barry Green, cellist for the San Francisco Symphony, are The Inner Game of Music and The Mastery of Music.

Publisher’s Description: 
Ideal for amateurs and professionals alike, this innovative, imaginative guide demonstrates how musicians can reach their full potential. Delving deeply into the methodology and inspiration required to energize and enliven music making, this manual offers countless suggestions forcreating joy and excitement in performance. A stimulating series of activities and reflections using YouTube video clips clearly illustrates ideas, concepts, andtechniques such as breathing, pulse, and movement. This entertaining reference also recounts the author's experiences singing, conducting, and playing with violinist Joshua Bell, Latin musician Tito Puente, symphony conductors Leonard Bernstein and Gustavo Dudamel, and even with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his I Have a Dream speech.

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