Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner is a book I never keep far from my reach and I recommend to EVERYONE.
The subtitle to this book is “Liberating The Master Musician Within”. Although the applications of this book could benefit to any profession it is so refreshing to have something like this written by a musicians perspective. Kenny Werner is a fantastic pianist and his own personal self discoveries as a musician really make everything very relatable.
Topics include,fear based practicing, teaching, listening, composing, wrong notes and many more. It is a great “guide” to becoming a better musician as a whole and tapping into your creative potential.
The book also addresses a very common thing for us musicians, performance anxiety and methods of how to counteract its effects.
Yet another aspect of the book is the spirituality of music and the use of meditation techniques.
I simply cannot say enough about this book and if you do not have it already I HIGHLY recommend it!