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Creative Music Making




ISBN 9780415972826
Published April 25, 2005 by Routledge
128 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Most musicians focus on learning technique (learning how to play an instrument), rather than on developing an individual, unique voice. Creative Music Making focuses on the creative development of musicians from all levels of experience and in all styles of music. Based on the author's experience leading workshops for performers around the world, the easy-to-follow exercises in this text will enable any musician--from beginner to professional--to improve creativity and self-expression. Creative Music Making will open the ears of all musicians, vocalists or instrumentalists, in classical, popular, or jazz styles, to a world of new possibilities.

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Biography

William Cahn is an internationally known performer and teacher. He is a founding member of the percussion-based improvisation group NEXUS, which has performed throughout the world. He wrote and performed on the CD, The Story of Percussion in the Orchestra, with narration by Bill Moyers. He lives in Rochester, NY

Reviews

"William L. Cahn offers ideas for encouraging creative development through free improvisation." -- Teaching Music