The Perpetual Beginner: a musician's path to lifelong learning

byDave Isaacs

Kobo ebook | October 8, 2019

The Perpetual Beginner: a musician's path to lifelong learning by Dave Isaacs
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The Perpetual Beginner is part memoir, part musical instruction manual. Relating stories of his experiences as a young musician and music student in 1980’s New York, author Dave Isaacs describes the key lessons that shaped his musical life and how they can help any aspiring musician at any age.

The title refers to the average music hobbyist with more enthusiasm than skill or time to practice. Many people play for years without developing more than rudimentary abilities, and some become so frustrated by the struggle that they stagnate or quit. The stories in the book and the musical lessons they impart give these “perpetual beginners” the ideas, techniques, and encouragement that will help them begin to progress again.

The title also references the Zen concept of “beginner’s mind”, a way of approaching any endeavor with the openness and zeal of a beginner regardless of experience. Maintaining a beginner’s mindset removes many of the self-limiting beliefs and inhibitions that hold many people back, thus enabling the learning process - hence the book’s subtitle, “A musician’s path to lifelong learning.”

Author Dave Isaacs is a musician, performing songwriter, and teacher based in Nashville, where he is known as the "Guitar Guru of Music Row".

Title:The Perpetual Beginner: a musician's path to lifelong learningFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 8, 2019Publisher:Nashville Guitar GuruLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0578521164

ISBN - 13:9780578521169

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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