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#1053512 - 01/24/09 07:07 PM Madeline Bruser-The Art of Practicing
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Any comments on this book.
Is it worth buying?

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#1053513 - 01/24/09 10:40 PM Re: Madeline Bruser-The Art of Practicing
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Yes yes and yes!!! I often re-read it to help myself or one of my students with problems. The stretches are helpful, especially when you play or practice for a lng time, like when preparing for exams or having a string of at least 3 performances in a short period of time. I have even given this book as a gift to a couple of my musician friends.

Another book along the same lines is Playing Less Hurt by Janet Horvath.

Also check out Philip Johnston's Practiceopedia--I just finished reading this and it's charged mine and my students playing when some of the ideas are applied.

Meri
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