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1.0 out of 5 stars
A load of corny rubbish, Dec 11 2008
Not really sure why this book is so highly regarded, it is nothing but wishy washy new age trash. It reads like a bad infomercial, about half the book is shameless self promotion and the other half is throwaway pseudo intellectual garbage. I kept reading and reading hoping for some substance but all I got was worthless mental tricks like the writer telling me "if you think you are going to make mistakes, you will make them! So all you have to do it stop being afraid of making mistakes and just ~let the music flow~". Sorry but the way to avoid mistakes is diligent and informed practice not some stupid mental game. If theres a part of you that is constantly fearing mistakes its because you haven't practiced enough or you weren't scrutinizing enough in your practice and ended up practicing mistakes. It has nothing to do with "self 1" or "self 2" the way to succeed is simply proper practice. Want to be able to play a passage effortlessly? Practice in a way that teaches you the most efficient and comfortable technique for doing it. This book is a waste of time.