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In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness
Wolf, Richard
The Experiment / Hardcover / 2019-04-01 / 1615195351
On Music and Sound / Mindfulness Meditation
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240 pages
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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 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.

Reviews and Endorsements:

“Wolf discovered . . . A natural convergence of mindfulness and music, where each practice deepened the other. Meant for his fellow musicians at any level, this book offers a plethora of music-based mindfulness exercises for the “transferable virtues” music can cultivate.”—Mindful

“Richard Wolf uniquely shows how the combination of music and silence can be a doorway into the life-changing benefits of a mindfulness practice.”—Allen Weiss, Director of Mindful USC

“Not since Bara Ram Dass’s 1971 treatise Be Here Now has a Western writer truly examined the relationship between meditation and art as Richard Wolf does in In Tune. As a frequent guest participant in Richard’s USC Music and Mindfulness lecture series, I have seen firsthand the benefit of his unique approach to helping young musicians achieve their potential through the practice of artful listening and a relaxed, unfiltered awareness.”—Clyde Lieberman, Emmy Award-winning producer of The Voice

“Music has always been used by people in all different cultures to consciously or unconsciously alter moods, bring energy into the system, and, more importantly, to lift oneself out of the limitations of one’s ego. In this book, Richard Wolf reveals the inner workings of the transformational power of music and guides us further on the path of living in this world in a harmonious way.”—Krishna Das, international chant leader

“The excellent mindful meditation techniques that Richard Wolf teaches in this book, especially those centered on deep listening and tonal breathing, have been really helpful in unblocking my creativity. Thanks to Wolf’s artful explanations and pointers, I’ve also been better focused and inspired to practice meditation.”—Peter Scaturro, senior music producer, Sony PlayStation

“I found nuggets in the book that I relate to, that I can work with, and that help me greatly with my practice. For instance, I’ve been counting bars my whole life. It’s so connected that I don’t remember how it started—it’s become an intuitive thing from the music. Wolf’s methods incorporating musical and rhythmic counting pick up on this, and have become my favorite ways to meditate.”—Steve Rowe, music editor, NCIS

“It seems like everybody is talking about ‘mindfulness’ these days, but Richard Wolf uniquely connects that practice to the satisfaction and uplift we humans find in music. Whether you’re someone capable of writing symphonies or someone who merely hums along to the radio, In Tune can help lead you to inner peace, personal insight, and greater productivity.” —Chuck Crisafulli, author of Nirvana: Behind Every Song

About the Author:

Richard Wolf is an Emmy Award–winning composer, multi-platinum-selling music producer, and professor at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he teaches classes on music and mindfulness. As a producer/remixer/songwriter/composer, Wolf worked on projects with Prince, Bell Biv DeVoe, Freddie Mercury, Seal, MC Lyte, and Coolio, and has been contributing to the soundtracks for scores of films and television programs including twelve seasons of the worldwide hit NCIS. He started practicing Zen meditation when he was a teenager.

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