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The Listening Book Discovering Your Own Music

The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self discovery and personal transformation By exploring our. Thoroughly enjoyed this book I bought it as a present for my boyfriend who composes music as a hobby and helps me with music for book trailers but decided to try it myself on his recommendation Really glad I didI am not a musician but still found The Listening Book incredibly useful as a writer and human being It s not just about listening or music It s about opening up to the world around us It s about art and how we respond to it create it and live with being creative souls Without ever sounding preachy WA Mathieu shows us how to channel our creativity in the best ways to get the most effective results FOR US no one else And I found that such an essential component of his teaching process So many artists and writers get lost in trying to please the audience that their art becomes part passion part tortureMathieu uses beautifully written short bursts of prose like mini stories to capture the essence of his journey as a musician and music teacher and to inspire his readers to have the courage to explore their own internal music in whatever form it might take At times it verges on the best self help experience I think you can have but it is FUN and ENTERTAINING full of life and energy so don t let the self help component put you offMathieu s voice really comes through loud and clear but without shouting loved it

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Ment on many aspects of music making and provides playful exercises to help readers appreciate the connection between sound music and everyday li. I m not sure what I was expecting to get out of this book when I picked it up but I m pretty sure staring at a wall in a dark room would ve been uicker just as revealingThe book is a series of disjointed rhythm less stories relating in some way to sound Some do provide some fairly straightforward advice for example on how to practice an instrument and there are a few unusual tidbits I found interesting to try like writing a sound symphony but these are far to few in what otherwise feels like a very long book pretentiously waffling on the magic of soundNot for me something practical with a smidge less just feel the waves style meditational driven waffling I d look for instead in hindsight

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Capacity for listening to sounds and for making music we can awaken and release our full creative powers Mathieu offers suggestions and encourage. This isn t really the type of book you finish but having technically read each of the pages it counts for this purposeI described the book thusly to a friend It s great philosophical transcendent zen in its mindfulness All this without being new age y And it is It s written from such a high place that it s applicable far beyond just music and musicians it s for anyone who sees beauty and complexity and wants to create some of their own


10 thoughts on “The Listening Book Discovering Your Own Music

  1. says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book I bought it as a present for my boyfriend who composes music as a hobby and helps me with music for book trailers but decided to try it myself on his recommendation Really glad I didI am not a musician but still found The Listening Book incredibly useful – as a writer and human being It's

  2. says:

    We ordinarily use mistakes to fuel self denial as a proof of our incompetence But since mistakes are inevitable try turning them instead to your best advantage Embrace your mistakes; accept the self who makes them

  3. says:

    Never has music had such a written resonance This book is on the moneyThe More You ListenWe can no hear all the vibrations in a sona

  4. says:

    This is a very subjective book with many instructions on how to practice your listening skills Like for example how to listen to the subtle sound of your day to day life that you really doesn't pay much attention

  5. says:

    An invitation to the pleasures of sound W A Mathieu has a generous spirit and I found these short essays about listening and making sound very stimulatingA riddle say these words out loud pin tin key cod chutzpahWhat's the connection?Well Mat

  6. says:

    This isn't really the type of book you finish but having technically read each of the pages it counts for this purposeI described the book thusly to a friend It's great philosophical transcendent zen in its mindfulness All this without being new age y And it is It's written from such a high place that it's applicable far beyond just music and musicians it's for anyone who sees beauty and complexity and wants to create some of th

  7. says:

    The best chapter in this book is practices which is at the end of the book It offers GREAT ideas for self practice and for teaching music to others including but not limited to teaching both music practice and t

  8. says:

    I'm not sure what I was expecting to get out of this book when I picked it up but I'm pretty sure staring at a wall in a dark room would've been uicker just as revealingThe book is a series of disjointed rhythm less stories relating in some w

  9. says:

    from Review by Jonathan Ciliberto 26 December 2011The Listening BookDiscovering Your Own MusicBy W A Mathieupublished by ShambhalaPaperbackList

  10. says:

    I read this book when I was in high school I remember that it gave me some ideas on music that I had not thought about bef

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