In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness

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In our noisy world, music is the key to inner silence Richard Wolf first tried Zen meditation in his teens, but no matter in what posture or for how long he sat, transcendence proved stubbornly out of reach. It was only years later that he found the bridge that could take him there: music. In Tune charts twelve “bridges”—skills and sensibilities refined in musical practice In our noisy world, music is the key to inner silence Richard Wolf first tried Zen meditation in his teens, but no matter in what posture or for how long he sat, transcendence proved stubbornly out of reach. It was only years later that he found the bridge that could take him there: music. In Tune charts twelve “bridges”—skills and sensibilities refined in musical practice that carry over to mindfulness and meditation, among them: Concentration Posture Harmony Silence The Art of Deep Listening Transcending the Self This inspirational guide offers a wealth of music-based exercises to enhance daily meditation and creativity. Plus, Wolf shares personal anecdotes of eminent musicians—from Miles Davis to Dr. Dre—to illuminate points along the intersection of music and mindful living. As you begin to move fluidly between these two transformative disciplines, you’ll notice the focus, composure, and peacefulness that comes from practice—as well as the joys of tuning in to the music all around you, and to the symphony that plays silently from within. ...more

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Comments

Gedalia Robinson

Wonderful. Many of the practices within worked for me, make for wonderful meditative experiences.


Zachary A Sinick

I was always curious about meditation but my few attempts failed miserably. I’m really not into new agey spiritual stuff, but after reading about “In Tune” in The New Yorker I decided to pick up the book. I was pleasantly surprised what an easy, engaging read it was, filled with humor, pop culture references, and a clear lesson plan. Wolf details his own initial difficulty with mediation as a relatable gateway to explain the technique he eventually develops, based in part on various disciplines I was always curious about meditation but my few attempts failed miserably. I’m really not into new agey spiritual stuff, but after reading about “In Tune” in The New Yorker I decided to pick up the book. I was pleasantly surprised what an easy, engaging read it was, filled with humor, pop culture references, and a clear lesson plan. Wolf details his own initial difficulty with mediation as a relatable gateway to explain the technique he eventually develops, based in part on various disciplines and abilities from his musical background. But you don’t need to be a professional musician to master this technique. He explains how even fans of music, accustomed to focusing on sounds and patterns, can use his methodology. If you’ve ever been curious about meditation, and standard literature doesn’t seem right for you, then check out “In Tune.”


Amram Shapiro

Some books make unforgettable connections. Music is a mystery, first an internal throbbing which is translated into notations, perhaps, then instruments and song. Mindfulness and meditation are mysteries of similar order, first internally sought in mind-chatter and silence, and then actualized. This book by a decorated musician notes the relationship between music and mindfulness. It provides a bridge to meditation by imitation of music mastery. If you wish to meditate this book will help you as Some books make unforgettable connections. Music is a mystery, first an internal throbbing which is translated into notations, perhaps, then instruments and song. Mindfulness and meditation are mysteries of similar order, first internally sought in mind-chatter and silence, and then actualized. This book by a decorated musician notes the relationship between music and mindfulness. It provides a bridge to meditation by imitation of music mastery. If you wish to meditate this book will help you as it did me. If you are a musician, all the better. The similarities of sound and silence mean allow you to follow the simile to actual practices and mastery. And since mindfulness entails the envelopment of sound and silence within each other, this book offer the music-minded a high road to mindfulness. Unlike humorless and self-important spiritual books, Mr. Wolf is a story teller, alive to the laughter at the heart of a koan, and the wisdom of anecdotes. Imagine a cookbook of soul food which is more than instructional; it is fun to read and teaches with the gentleness of the born teacher.

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