Introducing The Thoughtless Pianist by author Bernard King, a new and unique book that looks at piano playing in a new light.
This reflective book on holistic piano playing, written by an experienced pianist, teacher and psychotherapist, explores a number of topics in quest of what is known as 'the peak experience' in artistic performance with reference to esoteric philosophy, psychotherapy, hypnosis and N.L.P.
Drawing on the author's considerable experience in these areas, it aims not so much to give answers as to stimulate discussion, reflection, curiosity and experimentation. Written with a light engaging style, full of personal reflections, anecdotes, ideas and useful procedures for learning, practising and performing, it also includes some specimen hypnosis scripts to encourage confidence in playing.
This should be of great help and value to all those of all levels who take their piano playing seriously as many of the ideas are useful for the elementary player, as well as the more advanced student and professional.