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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. 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 connectionWell Mathieu introduces the International Phonetic Alphabet on p63 by showing how the consonants range from front formed to back formed from lips to glottis This book has lots of odd wonderful investigations as well as poetic insight and humor

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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. 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 sonata than we can see all the radiation from the stars There is an effulgence a brilliant radiance a shining forth a surfeit in the worldThe history of music is the history of our response to tone our waking up to it our remembering and forgetting it our becoming human it in human form Each time you hear a tone clearly than the last time you participate in the Great Remembering It is collective but it is simultaneously private and intimate Your experience of tone is uniue and secretSo try it again get uiet then the pluck or the stroke then the long decay of sound into spaceLentus Celer Estbogus Latin for Slow Is Fast the only way to get fast i

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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


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 not just about listening or music It's about opening up to the world around us It's about ar

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    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 This is the creative response one that allows music to find its true shape inside you Mistakes are your best friends They bring a message They tell you what to do next and light the way They come about because you have n

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    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 sonata than we can see all the radiation from the stars There is an effulgence a brilliant radiance; a shining forth a surfeit in the worldThe history of music is the history of our response to tone our waking up to it our remembering and forgetting it our becoming human it in human form Each time you

  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 It encourages you to dive deep in a kind of contemplative state of listening It changes the way you listen for the better But when I was thinking of buying it I thought that it would have ways to approach musical instruments in

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    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 Mathieu introduces the International Phonetic Alphabet on p63 by showing how the consonants range from

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    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

  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 theory to young children and to people with a lot of musical experience or none at all These exercises are somewhat helpful for making the fundamentals of music theory useful without the learner needing to understand them in depth Th

  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 stori

  9. says:

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

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    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 before It is a good book for any one who lacks confidence in their musicianship or wants to come to know music on their own terms but experienced musicians could find some ideas that would shake up their accepted views if th