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Musical excellence : strategies and techniques to enhance performance

Author: Aaron Williamon
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"Musical Excellence offers performers, teachers, and researchers new perspectives and practical guidance for enhancing performance and managing the stress that typically accompanies performance situations. It draws together, for the first time in a single collection, the findings of pioneering initiatives from across the arts and sciences. Specific recommendations are provided alongside comprehensive reviews of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Musical excellence.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)639778040
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Williamon
ISBN: 0198525346 9780198525349 0198525354 9780198525356
OCLC Number: 55886705
Description: xvi, 300 p. : ill. 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. Prospects and limits --
A guide to enhancing musical performance / Aaron Williamon --
General perspectives on achieving musical excellence / Roger Chaffin and Anthony F. Lemieux --
Managing the physical demands of musical performance / Christopher B. Wynn Parry --
Measuring performance enhancement in music / Gary E. McPherson and Emery Schubert --
Part II. Practice strategies --
Strategies for individual practice / Harald Jorgensen --
Strategies for ensemble practice / Jane W. Davidson and Elaine C. King --
Strategies for memorizing music / Jane Ginsborg --
Strategies for sight-reading and improvising music / Sam Thompson and Andreas C. Lehmann --
Part III. Techniques and interventions --
Physical fitness / Adrian H. Taylor and David Wasley --
Alexander technique / Elizabeth Valentine --
Physiological self-regulation: biofeedback and neurofeedback / John H. Gruzelier and Tobias Egner --
Mental skills training / Christopher Connolly and Aaron Williamon --
feedback learning of musical expressivity / Patrik N. Juslin ... [et al.] --
Drugs and musical performance / Robert West --
Epilogue : a note on future directions for enhancing musical performance / Aaron Williamon.
Responsibility: edited by Aaron Williamon.

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Williamon has garnered the collective expertise of an impressive array of music scholars to produce a book of quality. Different chapters in the book will be variously useful for academics, teachers Read more...

 
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