Mastering the art of performance : a primer for musicians / Stewart Gordon.

This manual gives musicians and other performers practical insights on every aspect of performance. Through real life examples and pre-performance exercises, Gordon also offers detailed and workable suggestions for solving the issues and problems associated with live performance.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gordon, Stewart, 1930-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • Prelude: Defining Performance; chapter one: Assessing Yourself, the Performer: Achieving a Positive Mind-Set toward Performance; chapter two: Why We Perform: Forging a Performance Philosophy; chapter three: Physical Support for Performance; chapter four: Conceptualizing and Scheduling Goals; chapter five: Keeping Preparation Fresh and Focused; chapter six: Dealing with Repetition and Drill; chapter seven: Techniques to Develop Secure Memorization; chapter eight: Ensuring Quality; chapter nine: Self-Regard at the Time of Performance; chapter ten: Managing Stage Fright.
  • Chapter eleven: Dynamics during Performancechapter twelve: Evaluation after Performance; chapter thirteen: Performance and Human Interaction; chapter fourteen: The Career Challenge; chapter fifteen: Physical Challenge and Performance; chapter sixteen: Performance Careers in Retrospect; Postlude: Performance and Your Spiritual Life; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W.