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Kenny Werner's "Effortless Mastery" #2942965 02/05/20 09:36 AM
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I'm about 2/3 through this book. Has anyone else out there read this? What are your thoughts, did you try the meditations and 4 step exercises and did they help? What did you think of the book generally?

I haven't started trying the meditations or other exercises yet but I think I'll give them a try.

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Re: Kenny Werner's "Effortless Mastery" [Re: KenBakerMN] #2943048 02/05/20 11:28 AM
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This book is good already because it makes you think about different issues. However, this is not a bible, sometimes there are some superficial statements, sometimes even incorrect ones. However, I highly recommend it - with a serving of salt)).

Re: Kenny Werner's "Effortless Mastery" [Re: KenBakerMN] #2943133 02/05/20 01:45 PM
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I have read it and I even listened to the meditations a couple of times. I think it's an outstanding book, made me check out his music, too. Like Nahum says, a pinch of salt, as with almost any book...

Re: Kenny Werner's "Effortless Mastery" [Re: KenBakerMN] #2943253 02/05/20 05:13 PM
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I saw Kenny do his workshop once, it was very inspiring. I still do some of those exercises, but haven't tried the meditations.

Re: Kenny Werner's "Effortless Mastery" [Re: KenBakerMN] #2943265 02/05/20 05:31 PM
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Kenny and his book are excellent. There are Youtubes of Kenny explaining and demoing many of the exercises from the book and other musical knowledge that are worth checking out. Also Kenny for past few years has had Effortless Mastery classes at Berklee College of Music, sometime short videos from those classes get posted on YT now and then.

A lot of wisdom in Kenny's teachings.

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Thanks for the comments, folks.

Nahum, I'd like to hear your thoughts a bit more. What aspects of the book did you think were incorrect?

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Originally Posted by KenBakerMN
Thanks for the comments, folks.

Nahum, I'd like to hear your thoughts a bit more. What aspects of the book did you think were incorrect?

It is impossible to talk about the flaws of the book unless we read it and considered the stated statements and ideas.

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It gets preachy sometimes.


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