|About the Book|
Musicians are always looking for better, more efficient ways to practice. With the current prevalence of music-related injuries, musicians will welcome this book detailing a practice technique that somewhat reduces physical work and yet enhances musical learning and performance. While the book is based on scientific research, the focus is on the practical application of mental techniques for musicians. The techniques described can be used by musicians of every skill levelamateurs and professionals, teachers and students.In this book: a) The vital characteristics of mental practice and creative imagery- b) A step-by-step program for training mental skills- c) Examples showing how mental work can be combined with physical practice for optimum results- d) Strategies for enhancing performance- e) Pointers for teaching mental skills to young students- f) A section on relaxation- g) A discussion of how mental skills can be applied in the case of injury- h) An extensive bibliography and index.