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Book Review of The Musician's Mind: Teaching, Learning, and Performance in the Age of Brain Science by Lynn Helding, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Paperback-$30, 2020

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      Music is a timeless, universal language that has managed to transcend communication barriers and connect humanity with a force greater than words alone. What exactly does the human mind contribute to this phenomenon? Both creating music and teaching it involve an immense amount of brain activity. Understanding how to optimally harness the brain's power can tremendously improve one's pedagogical efficacy and musical cognition. Lynn Helding, who serves as coordinator of vocology and voice pedagogy as well as professor of voice at University of Southern California, offers insight regarding the brain's indispensable role in music production and vocal pedagogy to musicians and instructors alike. In The Musician's Mind, the author discusses the creative power of the mind and the optimization of musicians’ cognitive abilities.
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