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Just Being at the Piano

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
DeVorss
 | 
January, 2017
ISBN:
9780875168937
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$19.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Harmony begins in the Soul, long before the first note is played…

There are many approaches to piano theory. They range from the simple technique of reading music and touching the keys, to playing-by-ear, but few have taken the inner path that begins in the soul. Mildred Portney Chase merged her piano lessons with the discipline of mindful Buddhist practice and created an experience that evokes not just music for the pleasure of the listener, but a journey that leads the student to a world of calm and peacefulness flowing from the soul out into the universe… ever-evolving day-by-day within the musician's heart.

Just being—at the piano— egoless— is to each time seek to reach that place where the only thing that exists is the sound and moving toward the sound. The music on the page that was outside of you is now within you, and moves through you; you are a channel for the music, and play from the center of your being… You are at one with yourself and the act, and feel as if the playing has already happened and you are effortlessly releasing it. The music is in your hands, in the air, in the room, the music is everywhere, and the whole universe is contained in the experience of playing.

Just Being at the Piano works toward developing the musician’s sensory awareness of the sound, of the touch, of what the entire body is experiencing, so that each tone may sing.” —Lee Strasberg

Publisher’s Description: 

Harmony begins in the Soul, long before the first note is played.

There are many approaches to piano theory. They range from the simple technique of reading music and touching the keys, to playing-by-ear, but few have taken the inner path that begins in the soul. Mildred Portney Chase merged her piano lessons with the discipline of mindful Buddhist practice and created an experience that evokes not just music for the pleasure of the listener, but a journey that leads the student to a world of calm and peacefulness flowing from the soul out into the universe . . . ever-evolving day-by-day within the musician's heart.

She writes: Just being at the piano egoless is to each time seek to reach that place where the only thing that exists is the sound and moving toward the sound. The music on the page that was outside of you is now
within you, and moves through you; you are a channel for the music, and play from the center of your beingYou are at one with yourself and the act, and feel as if the playing has already happened and you are effortlessly releasing it. The music is in your hands, in the air, in the room, the music is everywhere, and the whole universe is contained in the experience of playing.

 

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