Aleksandr Polyakov

The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green and W.Timothy Gallwey

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“When we are on autopilot, mindlessly practicing, we are actively practicing the art of making mistakes.” – Barry Green and W.Timothy Gallwey


Delving deep into the psyche of a musician, “The Inner Game of Music” sheds light on overcoming mental obstacles, achieving concentrated focus, and enhancing musical performance. The book serves as a beacon for music students, unraveling techniques that not only refine their musical expression but also lead to a more fulfilling and enriching journey within the realms of music.

Key Takeaways:

  • Importance of mindful practicing to reduce errors.
  • Techniques to overcome performance anxiety.
  • Strategies for achieving focus and flow in music.
  • The impact of mental states on the quality of musical expression.

Actionable Items:

  • Practice mindfulness during rehearsal.
  • Employ visualization techniques for better performance.
  • Identify and challenge limiting beliefs about musical ability.

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