Mental Strategies to Improve Sight-Reading, Memorization, and Performance


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Mental Strategies to Improve Sight-Reading, Memorization, and Performance

About the Book

First, I would like to thank everyone who has purchased and read Mental Strategies to Improve Sight-Reading, Memorization, and Performance. I have retired this booklet because most of the material has been included in a new book of mine, Practicing Music by Design: Historic Virtuosi on Peak Performance, which is to be published by Routledge in July 2019.

About the Author

Christopher Berg
Christopher Berg

Christopher Berg received his training at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and in master classes with Andrés Segovia at the University of Southern California. He has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the United States and is a Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina where he has directed the classical guitar program since 1978. He has guided hundreds of students through their undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in guitar performance.

He has released a CD of original music, The Pilgrim Forest, and is the author of Mastering Guitar Technique: Process and Essence, Giuliani Revisitied, and The Classical Guitar Companion.

Table of Contents

    • About the Author
    • Introduction
    • Great Musicians and Teachers of the Past
      • Karl Leimer
      • Myelin
    • Let the Future In
    • Zen in the Act of Pernicious Pedagogy
    • Daylight Upon the Magic
    • Procedures
      • Malwine Brée: Don’t Waste Fine Feeling on Wrong Notes
      • Marie von Unschuld: Tips and Hints for learning by heart
      • Recommended Procedures for Guitarists
    • Performance
      • Procedure
  • Notes

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