Effortless Mastery has ratings and 74 reviews. David said: As a jazz pianist, this book was a paradigm changer. Kenny Werner goes beyond chops, the. Effortless Mastery was not written by a philosopher or an academic. Kenny Werner, is one of my favorite pianists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and. A concise, free and complete summary of “Effortless Mastery” – Kenny Werner’s bottleneck busting guide to mastering your craft by learning to.

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And, sure, read this book. Don’t rush through all the material to get through Eastern mindful approach to practice and performance of any craft really.

Aug 09, Chris rated it really liked it. This book gives you permission to screw up.

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I highly recommend this book. Easy, effortless reading paperback. Everyone who mindlessly does scales. I found that Kenny Werner utilized a good portion of Zen discipline to illustrate the importance of complete engagement in performance. Dec 05, Luciano Ocampo Pelli rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s now been a month or two since I read this book.

The writing style is very simple and quite unrefined whereas the messages sometimes might feel clouded in newagey mumbo-jumbo. He decided that classical piano was not for him, and switched to Berklee College of Musicbecause of its jazz program. I appreciated that he didn’t just talk theory and philosophy, or even just changing the way you think Dec 23, Dahn Jahn rated it it was amazing.


I let go of needing to do things perfectly, and let my body dictate the appropriate adjustments to suit the medical conditions I live with. View all 3 comments. I read this book twice and watched several of his DVDs about learning to play music in an effortless way. Many are so impressed that they buy copies for their musician friends as gifts.

This is the goal. I would highly recommend Werner’s Effortless Mastery to anyone who needs a new way to look at their music practise and find greater depths of enjoyment with it. And on and on it goes. If it’s difficult for you, you can’t let go and create.

May 18, Kelly Doddridge rated it it was amazing. That’s not to say you cannot simply read this book and get a lot from it.

Actually, for anyone that has a passion in life. Jan 29, Sa’shel Del rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kenny teaches that ‘The joy of practicing is concentration.

The book could almost be titled, The Zen of Music Improvisation. On September 7,the film Living Effortless Mastery was released. May 17, Jukka added it Shelves: Exelente libro, kemny cambiador.

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It also shows how to practice effectively, promoting real growth and how to play and perform free from fear and self-judgement. But alright, I should elaborate. This book is not to be read by anyone who is skeptic about its messages and wants to see whether they will be convinced.

He encourages the reader to try get into that same meditative zone before playing. Kenny’s remarkable work deals directly with these hindrances, and presents ways to let our natural creative powers flow freely with minimal stress and effort. Hy did enjoy the book since much of it deals specifically with musical improvisation and I have been concentrating for the last couple of years on getting better at improvisation. The comments about this book being new-agey are not really fair.


Easy, effortless reading paperback. Getting a tangible feel through singing different intervals and the moods they create in different modal contexts The way artists express notes The author blithely talks how good you can be as a player — a fact that is not true for everyone who picks up an instrument. Then I beat myself up for the rest of the day for being so arrogant. Evfortless are so impressed that they buy copies for their musician friends as gifts.

The most important book for me. Dec 23, Ian Calhoun rated it it was amazing.

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But by practicing small amounts, chewing fully and digesting everything from the lesson, extracting from it all the vitamins possible, one becomes mighty! He presents these ideas in a way that can integrate spirituality and music together which gives my masery more meaning which I appreciate.

May 17, Eric Tran rated it really liked it.

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