Buy new:
$114.37
FREE delivery August 29 - 2 September. Details
In stock.
[{"displayPrice":"$114.37","priceAmount":114.37,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"114","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"37","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"UU00R7jMJRqKh0%2Brcq3nYl44gKQQOfRonxzTScwxkDXyIA221pmC1VF%2BKNStbd8l2fAjUVVeyEF6RHEgQmYIM93qJh6FGmhuAtWyfAJl5oDR%2B506kSpRzUc4PakNEpDqIWETGKnkU%2B8xftPLXo3sBRNRQ6IvWR%2F%2FHdyBu%2F%2BHZTq8rJZo26sqWoBg9KlzVFco","locale":"en-AU","buyingOptionType":"NEW"}]
$$114.37 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$114.37
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Delivery cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
PBShopUK-au TRACKED
Sold by
Ships from
PBShopUK-au TRACKED
Share <Embed>
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$108.99
& FREE Delivery. Details
Sold by: Amazon AU
Sold by: Amazon AU
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Delivery Rates and Return policy
Added
$132.88
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Amazon US
Sold by: Amazon US
Only 1 left in stock.
International Product from outside Australia
Delivery rates Return policy
Added
$135.84
+ $3.00 Delivery
Sold by: Rarewaves UK
Sold by: Rarewaves UK
(9171 ratings)
89% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Delivery Rates and Return policy
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Musician's Mind: Teaching, Learning, and Performance in the Age of Brain Science Hardcover – 15 February 2020

4.7 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$114.37
$108.99

Enhance your purchase

New children's books bundles!
Book bundles for children's growth and development. Shop now

Product description

Review

A fascinating book that adds crucial pieces to the puzzle of how and why humans make music--The Musician's Mind is a groundbreaking examination of our engagement with an art form embedded in every culture, surrounding us even before birth. For centuries, musicians at every level have studied technique, style, theory, history, and artistry, but only recently have scientists looked at the cognitive neuroscience of music-making. Synthesizing years of research into a coherent, practical resource, Helding sheds new light on performance anxiety, motor learning theory, and cognitive differences between the practice room and the stage. The book is an invaluable contribution to the field of music pedagogy, advancing our understanding of an art all too easily taken for granted.--Renée Fleming

Helding's wide-ranging volume provides much food for thought for musicians, teachers and students, and a rich trove of references to guide readers toward topics of particular interest. I know much more than I did before reading the book[.]-- "Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture"

The Musician's Mind is an exceptional contribution to vocal pedagogy. Helding has conscientiously collected some of the most relevant research, which she has adeptly translated and expertly applied to voice training. Her work is tremendously important for voice educators. If heeded, it stands to have a transformational impact on the field.-- "Classical Singer Magazine"

The Musician's Mind offers a fascinating journey of investigation and discovery into how the brain impacts the way music is made. For musicians, this is a new concept, one that moves beyond the more familiar research of recent year that deals with the effects of listening to music. Through a study of cognitive neuroscience, Helding (vocal arts, Thornton School of Music, Univ. of Southern California) demonstrates that music begins from the outside in. Just as a composer builds a work on a musical theme, Helding has written this book using one "guiding question" How? She hopes this information will help all musicians achieve their finest music making. Helding focuses on the mind--of the music learner, the music teacher, and the music performer--and she covers a variety of important topics, including how learning works, motor learning, performance studies, performance anxiety, the "digital brain," empathy, and unifying art and science. The book is full of information that illuminates the crucial processes necessary for successful music making, e.g., the cognitive differences between music learning and music performing. The Musician's Mind may just change the paradigm for how musicians think about music. Summing Up: Essential. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, professionals.-- "Choice"

This book's interdisciplinary material is pedagogically practical, scientifically well contextualized, and adapted credibly from integrative sources. It is meticulously indexed with well-referenced chapters providing scientific justification for views, as well as a myriad of resources. The Musician's Mind makes a unique and outstanding contribution to vocal pedagogy, offering a thorough introduction as well as insight and practical guidance.-- "Voice and Speech Review"

Knowledge is of the mind; wisdom is of the soul. In a paradigmatic illustration of this truism, singer, voice pedagogue, and researcher Lynn Helding draws from wellsprings of personal artistry, knowledge of the vocal instrument, deep insights into the cognitive sciences, and academic experience, qualities bolstered by a probing intellect, to contribute a study of deep significance to the broader community of musicians.--Richard D. Sjoerdsma, Editor in Chief, Journal of Singing

This is the first book to address how music-making changes our brains, and how to do it better. Lynn Helding covers the latest discoveries in cognitive neuroscience with priceless information to help teachers impart knowledge to their students, and how musicians at all levels, from novice to professional, may practice effectively and optimize their performances. The final chapter is a clarion call for musicians to confront the pitfalls of the multitasking Digital Age: decreased ability to concentrate, decreased productivity, and a disturbing decrease in human empathy.--Rod Gilfry, Associate Professor of Vocal Arts, USC Thornton School of Music, baritone

A well-written and accessible introduction, Lynn Helding takes us on a journey through recent theoretical and empirical works, with direct implications for music teaching and learning. This book offers many insights for anyone interested in music learning, performing, and teaching.--Beatriz Ilari, associate professor of music education, University of Southern California

Helding debunks common myths and highlights findings that can enhance your experience both in the practice room and on stage. It's an owner's manual for the mind specifically for musicians.--Noa Kageyama, performance psychologist, bulletproofmusician.com

About the Author


New children's books bundles!
Book bundles for children's growth and development. Shop now

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1st edition (15 February 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 350 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1538109948
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1538109946
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.98 x 2.92 x 23.67 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Lynn Helding is Professor of Practice in Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Singing, whose stage credits include leading roles with Harrisburg Opera, Nashville Opera, Tennessee Opera Theatre, and Ohio Light Opera, and solo recitals throughout the US, Italy, France, England, Germany, Spain, Australia and Iceland.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
49 global ratings
5 star
76%
4 star
19%
3 star
5%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from Australia

Top reviews from other countries

R. Prada
4.0 out of 5 stars I have some reservations but i will keep reading
Reviewed in the United States on 1 July 2021
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse