Making Music for Life: Rediscover Your Musical Passion PDF

Making Music for Life: Rediscover Your Musical Passion PDF
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Making Music for Life: Rediscover Your Musical Passion

Do you hope to expand your musical circle? Need inspiration and practical ideas for overcoming setbacks? Love music and seek new ways to enjoy it? Roots musician Gayla M. Mills will help you take your next step, whether you play jazz, roots, classical, or rock. You’ll become a better musician, learning the best ways to practice, improve your singing, enjoy playing with others, get gigs and record, and bring more music to your community. Most importantly, you’ll discover how music can help you live and age well.

“A keen road map that supports musicians and the expansion of their craft. Gayla’s done the work. All you have to do is step on the path and follow her lead.” — Greg Papania, music producer, mixer, composer

“Gayla Mills shares the nuts and bolts of fostering one’s hidden musical talent. But perhaps most importantly, she shares the power behind music. . . . anyone seeking to awaken their musical passion will find this book ideal.” — Dr. Lynn Szostek, psychologist and gerontologist

“Making Music for Life absolutely fascinated me. It’s beautifully written and engagingly constructed and it helped me better understand why music has remained central to my life. I found it entrancing.” — Steve Yarbrough, author of The Unmade World and guitar player

“Gayla Mills’ precision with language, delight with music, and intrinsic joie de vivre make her the perfect author for Making Music for Life. Everyone who has tapped a foot or hummed along with a band will love this book, and maybe, just maybe, make music a bigger part of their lives.” — Charlotte Morgan, author of Protecting Elvis

“Gayla Mills shares the nuts and bolts of fostering one’s hidden musical talent. But perhaps most importantly, she shares the power behind music. It boosts creativity and reduces stress. It strengthens social bonds, helping us find harmony while resonating with others. From amateur musician to Grammy-winning performer, anyone seeking to awaken their musical passion will find this book ideal.” — Dr. Lynn Szostek, psychologist and gerontologist

“What better way to counteract boredom, stress, anxiety and even depression than playfully learning a new instrument, singing, jamming, or just learning to hear the pitch, rhythm and timbres of sounds around you. Gayla Mills, in her book, Making Music for Life, offers tips for learning to hear and live life like a musician, while boosting your dopamine and improving cognition at the same time.” — Dr. Jodie Skillicorn, psychiatrist

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