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"In his newest book, Barry Green has provided the glorious counterpoint of musical discovery, mentorship, and visionary styles of learning from some of the greatest performers of our time. The Mastery of Musicfills us with inspiration, vision, and potential for better listening, enjoyment, and nourishment.”
—Don Campbell, musician and author of The Mozart Effect
The groundbreaking author of The Inner Game of Music reveals ten qualities shared by the world’s most successful musicians, from Leonard Bernstein to Bobby McFerrin, that make them truly great.
The Inner Game of Music,the breakout hit that became a standard primer in the music world, has taught thousands of musicians—professionals and amateurs alike— how to overcome self-consciousness and stage fright and to recapture a youthful, almost effortless capacity to learn.
Now, in his follow-up book, The Mastery of Music, Barry Green turns his expert hand to the artistic pathways leading to extraordinary musicianship.
He culls advice from dozens of interviews with legends including Dave Brubeck, Bobby McFerrin, Christopher Parkening, Doc Severinsen, Frederica von Stade, Joshua Bell, the Harlem Boys Choir, and the Turtle Island String Quartet.
In these dialogues, he discovers that it’s not enough to have a cerebral and emotional connection to the notes.
Essential reading for every musician, The Mastery of Musicstrikes a beautiful new chord.