Thinking and playing music : intentional strategies for optimal practice and performance /

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Iott, Sheryl,


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,, Lanham, United States, p.xxiv, 261 pages : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01030366, (OCoLC)fst01030394, (OCoLC)fst01030403, (OCoLC)fst01063366, fast, Instruction and study, Instruction and study., Music, Music memorizing., Performance, Piano, Practicing (Music), Psychological aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Part 1. The beginning musician : practice is play -- Part 2. The intermediate musician : fluent music reading and early problem solving -- Practice strategies for musicians of burgeoning independence -- Specific practice strategies for the intermediate musician -- Part 3. The advanced musician : the cognition of expertise -- Conceptual solutions to technical problems (they are all technical problems) -- Practice strategies for solving physical problems -- Part 4. How intentional practice benefits performance."Sheryl Iott investigates the relevancy of cognitive science to musical development and distills cutting-edge teaching and learning methods for musicians of all skill levels based on these scientific concepts. Filled with over 100 musical examples, this book imparts practical suggestions and advice that anybody can incorporate into their practice"--