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Contents Acknowledgments Preface 1 Music, Magic, and Childhood 000 <br> <half-line of space?> The effect of lessons. Toddlers, Martians, and Einstein. Musicality, creativity, and cognition. A precious resource. 2 Vitality 000 Judgments and competition. Which skills? Lessons and traditions. Vitality in the practice room. 3 Juicy Mistakes 000 Honest mistakes. Careless mistakes. Mistakes as teachers. Suppression and denial. Chaos. Mindfulness. 4 Step by Step: A Guide to Healthy Practicing 000 What is healthy practicing? Bring the mind-body system to a practice- ready state. Address the music at hand. Take a break. To sum up. FAQ: frequently asked questions about practicing. 5 Breakthroughs 000 Spatial relationships. Hidden truths. Alike but different. Physiology. Negative space. Artistry. 6 Is It Good to Be a Good Student? 000 The good student syndrome. The good student in the music studio. Perfectionism. Sight-reading and its dangers. 7 Out of Control: The Drama of Performing 000 The ego in crisis. Nerves. Expansiveness. 8 Lessons and Un-Lessons 000 Turn the project upside down. Remove the goal. Try the (seemingly) impossible. Brainstorm the possibilities. Be a student yourself. What is a lesson anyway? 9 The Un-Master Class: Rethinking a Tradition 000 The master class. The Artist Within: a workshop and its legacy. The Un- Master Class. 10 Adventurous Amateurs 000 Advantages of maturity. Grown-up practicing. Other musical pleasures. 11 Beyond the Music Room 000 Alchemy. A new kind of information. Postscript: A Word to Health Professionals 000 Resources 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000 About the Author 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Music Performance, Music Instruction and study