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  • The Practice of Practice: Get Better Faster

  • By: Jonathan Harnum
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Harnum
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very engaging and interesting

  • By J A MARTIN on 02-08-17

Very engaging and interesting

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Reviewed: 02-08-17

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

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  • Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

  • By: Bill Messenger, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bill Messenger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Jazz is a uniquely American art form, one of America's great contributions to not only musical culture, but world culture, with each generation of musicians applying new levels of creativity that take the music in unexpected directions that defy definition, category, and stagnation.

Now you can learn the basics and history of this intoxicating genre in an eight-lecture series that is as free-flowing and original as the art form itself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice introduction but needs more content

  • By Chris on 03-07-17

Really enjoyed this.

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Reviewed: 25-01-17

Lots of interesting nuggets of info. Well thought through and fascinating. A history of jazz with examples. Brilliant and highly recommended. Thanks

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