Instrumental Influences: Reflections on the Classical Guitar From the Instruments Most Influential Performers and Pedagogues Donn S. Levie Jr

ISBN: 9780981485737

Published: March 31st 2011

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312 pages


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Instrumental Influences: Reflections on the Classical Guitar From the Instruments Most Influential Performers and Pedagogues  by  Donn S. Levie Jr

Instrumental Influences: Reflections on the Classical Guitar From the Instruments Most Influential Performers and Pedagogues by Donn S. Levie Jr
March 31st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 312 pages | ISBN: 9780981485737 | 7.30 Mb

RUNNER-UP for the 2011 Global eBook Award for Entertainment/Performing ArtsIts often been said that the experience of music isnt the playing of the black notes printed on the page- its understanding the time relationships between them. We learnMoreRUNNER-UP for the 2011 Global eBook Award for Entertainment/Performing ArtsIts often been said that the experience of music isnt the playing of the black notes printed on the page- its understanding the time relationships between them.

We learn how to read and create music from books, teachers, DVDs, and the internet. We are taught how to properly position our fingers, arms, hands, and body as well as the guitar itself so that we can comfortably and efficiently perform music. But if we perform all the mechanics correctly, practice diligently for many years, study with passion, and push beyond our self-imposed limitations, why arent we all on our own world tours or competing in world-class competitions?

What are the inner qualities, characteristics, and beliefs that differentiate the good performer from the artist? What are those individual perceptions, impressions, and even presuppositions that make for an accomplished classical guitarists transition to artist? If we are fortunate enough, we may absorb a gem of wisdom from a master class, or perhaps overhear an artist in backstage conversation with someone that propels us to the next level of our own ability.

Such circumstances so often involve being in the right place at the right time. But INSTRUMENTAL INFLUENCES has changed all that. For the first time, we now have many of classical guitars most influential artists and teachers together providing their thoughts on the psychological, emotional, and even physical approach to performing and teaching the classical guitar. Donn LeVie Jr.

has assembled nearly sixty original essays from his own experiences with the instrument as well as those of 25 Grammy Award winners, Grammy Award nominees, Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) First Prize winners, and respected teachers and performers.

These fresh essays reveal the individual paradigms out of which are forged the qualities that create a caliber of musician that can perform on any world stage, or a teacher with the gift of imparting practical knowledge to some students, and removing the blinders from others. Donn LeVies role in this unique contribution has been that of everyman guitarist, where his essays present the perspective of anyone and everyone who has taken up the classical guitar, or for that matter, any other musical instrument.

As the ordinary individual with whom the reader can easily identify-and who at times faces extraordinary circumstances-Donn reveals the same struggles, victories, and rewards from the study and performance of the classical guitar that readers and audiences can relate to with head-nodding agreement. After reading the essays in INSTRUMENTAL INFLUENCES, dont be surprised if you now listen to music with a more discerning ear, approach your study with a renewed vigor, or just see positive changes in other areas of your life, as many of the essay themes reveal. In the words of the great contemporary classical guitar virtuoso, Pepe Romero: If you are touched by music, you are touched by love in a very pure way.



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