The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music Paperback – Apr 1 2008
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"As music lessons go, this one is unique and can be enjoyed by both musicians and general listeners, especially those interested in the arts and creativity." ---AudioFile --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Victor L. Wooten has won five Grammy Awards and two Nashville Music Awards for Bassist of the Year, and is an original member of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.
Victor L. Wooten has won five Grammy Awards and two Nashville Music Awards for Bassist of the Year, and is an original member of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Victor Wooten has attempted to write an expression of most of what he has learned about making music. He creates a character, Michael, who serves as his musical guru and who just turns up in his life. He, on the other hand is the hapless student who "has a lot to learn". Michael guides Victor through a variety of stages: Groove, Notes, Articulation/Duration, Technique, Emotion/Feel, Dynamics, Rhythm/Tempo and more. In each, Victor is directed to learn something about music in an unconventional way. In the chapter on Technique he learns about making fire by hand. Later, he learns another musical lesson by learning about tracking in the wilderness. In this way, the reader does realize some very useful insights into Victor Wooten's take on making music. These ideas could never be articulated in a more didactic approach ("Dear reader, you must think of it this way...).
However, the presence of Michael, who is sooooo great and Victor's view of himself as so humble does get a bit tiresome for me. It seems his device isn't developed enough for me and just keeps repeating itself.
Still, Victor Wooten has some ideas of real depth and value to convey.Read more ›
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Even if you don't know the difference beteewn an banjo and a bass guitar, this will inspire you.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not very well written and often redundant but the idea is solid. A great read.Published 14 months ago by Glide
I LOVED this book, have re-read it multiple times, and given copies to all my musician friends. Read it for new ways of understanding, creating and experiencing music and read it... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bonnie Hutchinson
This is a must read. It will make you think about your music. Great book from one of my favorite bassists. More importantly, a great humanitarian as well. WAY TO GO VIC. Read morePublished on June 23 2013 by scott reid
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