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Jonathan Harnum

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Augusta, ME, The United States
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Ray Bradbury, Bennett Reimer

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November 2008


I'm a author, musician, educator, and proud Alaskan. I play trumpet, guitar, and anything else that makes a cool noise.
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Average rating: 4.15 · 745 ratings · 87 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Practice of Practice

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Basic Music Theory: How to ...

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Practice Like This: 35 Effe...

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Sound the Trumpet: How to B...

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All about Trumpet: A Fun an...

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Basic Jazz Theory: volume 1

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“No matter what gifts you have, practice is the only way to get better at anything.

"If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery it would not seem so wonderful at all” - Michael Angelo”
Jonathan Harnum, The Practice of Practice

“If you want to get better, you simply have to practice. There’s no way around it. Even though Prasad, Sona, and Rex all had beneficial early experiences with music, each has had to spend thousands of hours in practice to acquire their musical prowess. Rex told me, “If people could’ve lived my life and all the hours I’ve spent practicing the tuba alone in some little room someplace, they probably wouldn’t label me as being particularly talented.”[6]”
Jonathan Harnum, The Practice of Practice

“As a musician, when you listen to music, it’s not a passive act; you’re fully engaged in the experience, almost swimming around in it, perceiving detail and depth that casual hearing just can’t pick up. The way musicians listen to music is both more intense and more purposeful than the way “normal” people listen, especially if you’re listening to music you love, or music you want to learn. Tabla player Rupesh Kotecha calls it intricate listening, New York Philharmonic trumpeter Ethan Bensdorf calls it active listening, free-improvising pioneer and composer Pauline Oliveros calls it deep listening. Whatever you call it, listening this intensely takes practice.”
Jonathan Harnum, The Practice of Practice

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
Mark Twain

“My body is but the lees of my better being.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

“If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius. ”
Michelangelo Buonarroti

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Beverly Sills

“I hate a Roman named Status Quo!' he said to me. 'Stuff your eyes with wonder, ' he said, 'live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451




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