EFFORTLESS MASTERY

Nealio1987

Senior Member
CAN PEOPLE GIVE THERE OPPINIONS AND EXPIERIENCES WITH THIS BOOK AND HOW IT HELPED ....OR JUST ANYTHING ABOUT IT ...

NEALIO
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
YEAH ... *cough* um, yeah Neal :) Definitely worth a read. Seems that some of the pros here really like the book, which tells you that KW is probes the nitty gritty of playing. It would be great to have an equivalent drumming version of the book.
 

Nealio1987

Senior Member
yes it would be great , ... but which drummer would you have write it ...just one drummer ? or a select few ?? hmmm....... Gadd would have to be in there ......Buddy Rich maybe ?? weckl ???
 

Liebe zeit

Silver Member
My assessment of Effortless Mastery is that it has some good and effective ideas in it, but you have to not mind wading through a load of hippy cr*p in the process of reading it.

The Inner Game of Music says a lot of the same stuff -- but not all -- but without the pseudo-buddhist guff. The two books are a good complement to each other, IMO
 

toddbishop

Platinum Member
Sure, it's a great book, right up there with Inner Game of Tennis or Exterminator!. It's good for people who make music and practice out of feelings of fear, desperation, unworthiness and inadequacy- which is a lot of jazz and classical musicians, and increasingly drummers in general. It's easy to feel too cool for the meditations, but they're worth doing in the spirit intended once or twice. The idea behind the title is becoming great without working at it, it's about giving up the fear, desperation, etc...
 
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