9780195367393

The Young Musician's Survival Guide Tips from Teens and Pros

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195367393

  • ISBN10:

    0195367391

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Learning to play an instrument can be fund and, at times, frustrating. This lively, accessible book helps young people cope with the difficulties involved in learning a new instrument and remaining dedicated to playing and practicing. Teens from renowned music programs - including theJuilliard School's Pre-College Program and Boston University's Tanglewood Institute - join pro musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Paula Robison, and James Galway in offering practical answers to questions from what instrument to play to where the musical road may lead. In this revised and expanded edition, Amy Nathan has updated the book to address today's more technologically-minded young musician. Expanded sections cover the various ways students can use technology to assist in mastering an instrument and in making practice time more productive, from using theInternet to download pieces to be learned and playing along with downloaded tunes to practicing with computer-based practice programs, CDs, and videos/DVDs of musical performances. She also addresses concerns of young composers and conductors, two groups not mentioned in the original edition. Thebook's updated Resource Guide suggests where to get additional help, both online and off.

Author Biography


Amy Nathan is the award-winning author of several books for young people, including Meet the Musicians, Meet the Dancers, Count on Us, and Yankee Doodle Gals. A Harvard graduate with master's degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia Teacher's College, she is an ever-struggling piano student and has two musical sons: one a composer and a trumpter, the other a saxophone-playing government major.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Tune Inp. 3
Picking and Switchingp. 11
The Time Squeezep. 21
Boring-Practice Bluesp. 35
Woodshedding Basicsp. 51
The Jittersp. 71
The Peer Scenep. 91
Teacher Talkp. 107
Gear Upp. 123
Play Onp. 145
Glossaryp. 159
Resource Guidep. 161
About the Troupe of Advisorsp. 167
Indexp. 177
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