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Publisher's Summary

Talent means nothing when it comes to getting better. Practice is everything. But exactly what is good practice? How does good practice create talent?
The focus of this book is music practice, but these techniques and mindsets can be applied to any skill you want to improve. The Practice of Practice covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won't find in any other book. You'll learn what research tells us about practice, but more importantly, you'll learn how great musicians in many genres of music think about practice, and you'll learn the strategies and techniques they use to improve.
This book will help you get better faster, whether you play rock, Bach, or any other kind of music. It will also help you be a more informed teacher or a more effective parent of a young learner. Don't practice longer, practice smarter.
©2014 Jonathan D. Harnum (P)2015 Sol Ut Press
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By Oliver Sample on 04-19-16

Great Listen

This book was awesome! It has expanded my music perception ten fold. From great mindsets, to practice habits, to resources, to humorous stories, this book has tons of useful information. I recommend it to all musicians, novice to expert. I look forward to listening to it again in a few months to see what else I can discover. Thanks for a great book Jonathan.
Ollie

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By Jazz Doc on 11-24-16

Read the Book Instead

This book has good content but didn't maximise the potential in an audio book format to incorporate the additional musical elements without having to constantly refer to the books website. This made for a less satisfactory listening experience.

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By J A MARTIN on 08-02-17

Very engaging and interesting

Lots of really interesting content, plus a wealth of extra resources online. Very much enjoyed it. Thanks.

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By Amazon Customer on 02-13-17

Deeply rich, amazingly simple -this book is a gift

This is a deeply rich and amazingly simple book that even a beginner with little time could understand and use and that only a master could write.

Along with the notes and the fingering and the technical details and the genres, music is an ancient language that has been in continuous use across various cultures. That is the attraction of music for most of us, professional or not. The scope of this book is very expansive - it talks about how people learn, and how we can practice, and how experts and genius have become who they are; it even goes beyond just the western traditions of music. It is a very rich book, with science and personal experience giving it depth.

And above all, personally for me, it is a generous book that gives me all the encouragement and guidance to pick up an instrument and play it. This is one of those rare times, I want to thank the author for writing this book with all my heart!

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