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Bringing Music to Life
Bringing Music to Life

Bringing Music to Life

By Barry Green, Foreword by Don Campbell


276 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: September 2009

ISBN 9781579997571

Rights: WOR

G.i.a. Publications, Inc. (Sep 2009)
GIA Publications


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The keys to creating stirring musical performances

Ideal for amateurs and professionals alike, this innovative, imaginative guide demonstrates how musicians can reach their full potential. Delving deeply into the methodology and inspiration required to energize and enliven music making, this manual offers countless suggestions for creating joy and excitement in performance. A stimulating series of activities and reflections using YouTube video clips clearly illustrates ideas, concepts, and techniques such as breathing, pulse, and movement. This entertaining reference also recounts the author's experiences singing, conducting, and playing with violinist Joshua Bell, Latin musician Tito Puente, symphony conductors Leonard Bernstein and Gustavo Dudamel, and even with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his “I Have a Dream” speech.


"This is not a book to read, it is a book to live. If you are a musician, it can help you reformat your creativity. If you are not a musician, it can help you take those first rhythmic steps to joy and expression. If you have lost your confidence in performance, Bringing Music to Life can launch your courage, vision and vitality."  —Don Campbell, author, The Mozart Effect, from the foreword

Author Biography

Barry Green is the director of a young bassist program for the San Francisco Symphony and teaches privately at the University of California–Santa Cruz. He is the former principal bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony and the executive director of the International Society of Bassists. He is the author of The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry and the coauthor of The Inner Game of Music and The Popular Bass Method. He lives in El Cerrito, California. Don Campbell is the founder of the Institute of Music, Health, and Education and he has worked with musicians such as Jean Houston and Leonard Bernstein. He is the author of Creating for Harmony and The Mozart Effect. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.