Bringing Music to Life

ISBN-10: 1579997570
ISBN-13: 9781579997571
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Description: Ideal for amateurs and professionals alike, this innovative, imaginative guide demonstrates how musicians can reach their full potential. Delving deeply into the methodology and inspiration required to energize and enliven music making, this manual  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: G I A Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 276
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Ideal for amateurs and professionals alike, this innovative, imaginative guide demonstrates how musicians can reach their full potential. Delving deeply into the methodology and inspiration required to energize and enliven music making, this manual offers countless suggestions for creating joy and excitement in performance. A stimulating series of activities and reflections using YouTube video clips clearly illustrates ideas, concepts, and techniques such as breathing, pulse, and movement. This entertaining reference also recounts the author's experiences singing, conducting, and playing with violinist Joshua Bell, Latin musician Tito Puente, symphony conductors Leonard Bernstein and Gustavo Dudamel, and even with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his "I have a dream" speech.

Don Campbell is a recognized authority on the transformative power of music, listening, and The Mozart Effect�In Campbell's unique view, music is not only a rich and rewarding aesthetic experience but an easily accessible bridge to a more creative, intelligent, healthy, and joy-filled life. His singular mission is to help return music to its central place in the modern world as a resource for growth, development, health, and celebration.

Foreword
Introduction Jam-Scat-Move-Groove
Performer, Performance and Audience
From The Inner Game of Music via The Mastery of Music to Bringing Music to Life
Comparing The Inner Game to Bringing Music to Life
The Structure of This Book
The Methodology
The Three Techniques
Inspiration
Researching and Developing Bringing Music to Life
Here's the Invitation
The Methodology
Recapturing the Child
The Importance of Returning to Our Childhood State
My Own Path Back
Returning to My Childhood at Music for People
Darling's Mantras
Freaking Out
Egoless Participation
My Own Return
The Importance of Allowing Emotions
From Child to Adult
Child on the Inside, Adult Outside
Maintaining the Youthful Approach
A Natural Exploration
First Love
A Recipe for Inspiration
Inspiration and Creative Expression Go through the Body
Breathing Inspiration
Your Body is the Vessel for Your Creativity
Multi-skill Integration
Three-skill Integration in the Creative Process
Eastern Disciplines that Integrate Mind, Body and Spirit
If the Body is Stiff and Unyielding, It Cannot Express Life
Vocalist Rhiannon Gets Inspiration through Her Body
Integrating the Pulse, Body and Voice through Drumming
Finding the Pathway
Experimental Workshops: 2005, Inspiration in Music, Oakland, California
The Result Was to Bring Inspiration and Life to Our Music
Next Stop: VanderCook College of Music, June 2006
Golden Gate Bass Camp becomes Fertile Ground for Bringing Music to Life!
Mega-Session: Voice, Rhythm and Movement with Kristin Korb, Pat Klobas, John Clayton and Alan Scofield!
Applying These Principles to the High School Orchestra
Heart, Soul and Stomp!
The Eyes Have It
My Second Year with the Heart, Soul and Stomp Schools
An Ongoing Invitation
The Three Techniques
Breath (Voice)
Breath Comes from the Air
Watch Great Artists and Learn from Them
Singing in Tune: It's about Resonance
Activity: Singing in Tune
Reflection
Activity: Chanting and Toning
Activity: Vocal Release-an Effortless Voice Practice
Feeling and Singing
Activity: Communicating Feeling
Reflection
Activity: Feeling One Thing and Communicating Another
Reflection
How Indian Ragas Connect Us with Feelings in Music
East or West-Maybe You Don't Have to Choose
Techniques for Using Breath and Voice
Arriving at Unison
Watching Jazz Musicians as They Sing Along
Activity: Sing Along with Your Playing
Reflection
Connecting Your Body with Your Voice
Singing Louder Inside
Sing Louder, but also Play Softer
Back to Resonance
The Breath Resonates Within
Pulse (Rhythm)
Rhythm Is Everywhere
Activity: Finding the Pulse
The Power of Pulse, Groove and Rhythm
Connecting with Others through Rhythm
Mindful Drumming and Kokomon Clottey
Beverly Botsford and Drumming as a Spiritual Experience
Activity: Even-handed Drumming
A Musician's Best Friend: the Metronome!
Subdivisions: Sharing the Groove
Following a Changing Pulse in Your Breath and Upper Body
Sharing the Groove
Activity: Sharing the Rhythm with Your Body
Reflection
Activity: Sharing the Rhythm with Others in an Ensemble
Activity: Subdivided Rhythm in the Body and Melody in the Voice
Reflection
Holding the Groove Is Everyone's Responsibility
Bringing the Groove to Life!
A Vocal Technique for Instrumentalists
Being in the Flow Is Like Being Played by the Music
Movement (Body)
Letting the Music Flow through the Body
Eurhythmics
Activity: Moving to the "Funeral March" in Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
Activity: Paying Attention to the Body while Hearing Music
Tai Chi and Martial Arts Are Essential Gifts to Music
Activity: Breath and Circle
Activity: Imaginary Tai Chi Movement in Sound
Reflection
Activity: Tai Chi Pizzicato
Reflection
Grounding
Nia-a Wonderful Discipline with Many Musical Benefits
InterPlay Allows for a Free Improvisation Exploration of the Body, Mind and Spirit
Activity: Put the Feelings in Your Body
Reflection
Activity: Three-sentence Story
Reflection
Teaching Dances through the Body not the Mind: Just Do It!
Focusing on Your Core Source of Energy Using Gravity
Activity: Breathing from the Floor
Activity
Movement and Music-the Integration of the Two
Activity: Embody Words, Feelings, and Sounds
Movement Rules!
Inspiration
The Complete Package
Balance and Integration
Joshua Bell Plays Debussy
Activity: Play the Role of Joshua Bell
Reflection
Kronos Quartet-Foxy Lady!
Activity: Capture the Movement!
Reflection
Tito Puente "El Rey del Timbal" Trio de Timbales
The Maestro Is the Model of the Heart and Soul of Every Performer
Bernstein Conducts the Finale of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony
Activity: Play the Role of Leonard Bernstein
Reflection
The Complete Package Calls on the Conductor Within
Gustavo Dudamel/SBYOV: Shostakovich Symphony No. 10, Movement 2: "Allegro"
Dudamel Uses His Breath to Keep the Music Flowing
Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963: I Have a Dream
Being in the Moment-It's You!
Jerry Panone: Getting to the Moment
Jane Buttars: Improvisation: It's spontaneous. It's Me!
Heather Keller: Getting to the Magic Is about Listening to the Breath
Ron Kravitz: Let It Flow from Your Body
Mindi Turin: Connecting with the Voice of Your Guitar
Mary Knysh: Finding Your Sound, Finding Yourself-it's You!
My "In the Moment" Improvisation Experience
Chasing the Rainbow
Touching the Soul Goes Very Deep
The Nature of Life and Spirit on Earth
Following the Silence
Feeding the Soul Is Growing
The Final Step: Follow Your Rainbow!
Acknowledgments (Barry Says, "Thank You")
Resources
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About the Author

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