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The book "Practicing for Artistic Success" is a systematization of the information accumulated in the workshops at MMMF. It enables any musician who is ready to change to take a giant step forward in practice effectiveness.

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Practicing for Artistic Success:
The Musician's Guide to Self- Empowerment
by Burton Kaplan

Third Printing NOW AVAILABLE - By Popular Demand

"Practicing for Artistic Success acts as a musician's practice companion offering a wealth of advice on ways to achieve performance goals. Kaplan's approach builds a technique that is synchronous with the ways our minds and bodies work."
International Musician, March 2005

For 30 years, Burton Kaplan has conducted Practice Marathon Retreats for musicians at Magic Mountain Music Farm in upper New York State. Practicing for Artistic Success is a systematization of the information accumulated in those workshops. It enables any musician who is ready to change to take a giant step forward in practice effectiveness.

"You must learn to practice the way you climb a mountain. If you enjoy the pleasure of each step without continually thinking of how far away the summit is, you will get there and you will have enjoyed the hike as well." From Practicing for Artistic Success

$25.95

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The Musician's Practice Log
by Burton Kaplan

A completely new way to increase music practice effectiveness. The Musician's Practice Log helps a player put in more time on a regular basis, and improves the way that time is used. Best of all, it only takes five minutes a day to log in the information that gives each player a clear picture of his strengths and weaknesses. As a result, valuable insight is gained and improvement is inevitable. Music practicing is turned into a joyful skill instead of a sometimes happy accident.

The Musician's Practice Log is part of a well-thought-out system, and anyone can benefit from using it.
Tom Heimberg, Strings Magazine, Feb./March, 2001
Read excerpts from Strings, February-March, 2001 "Personal Practice Planning"

80 pages - $11.95

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A Rhythm Sight-Reader
by Burton Kaplan

An innovative self-help system to enable the music practicer to learn and master sight-reading rhythm notation on their own. Using simple language, the Rhythm Sight-Readers define all basic rhythm values - including syncopation, ties, rests, & time signatures - and teach the evolving musician through step-by-step instructions how to sight-read rhythm notation on his instrument. "Understanding is doing" is the underlying philosophy of this unique method designed to stimulate creativity and musicianship. Each music sight-reading book contains numerous rhythm pieces to be played as duets or trios making A Rhythm Sight-Reader invaluable for both private and class instruction.



96 pages - $13.95

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112 pages - $12.95

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A Basic Skills Pitch Sight-Reader
by Burton Kaplan

The missing link that teaches the fingers to find the notes instinctively" is the subtitle of this revolutionary new music sight-reading system for all instruments and voice. It teaches fluent sight-reading of pitch notation. The ability to sight-read music is built up in the same way we learn to read words. Book 1A develops the alphabetic, and phonetic levels of organization. It can be used to advantage by the beginner as well as the professional. A Basic Skills Pitch Sight-Reader - Book 1A develops the complete musical coordination of the eye, ear, mind and body.

Book 1A - $12.95

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