Book Reviews

Let Your Music Soar - The Emotional Connection

by Corky Siegel & Peter Krammer

"I am walking around rather amazed today.  I spent some time practicing this morning, playing Bach and exploring your ideas and suggestions.  What has occurred defies description.  I know you’ve seen the impact this has on people--you can add me to the list.  The way I play seems to have fundamentally changed and improved overnight.  I can’t actually believe it, but I think it is true."  —Michael Miles, Music Education Director, Old Town School of Music

"It’s the most powerful musicianship tool I've ever found."    —Mark Gray, Performer, Music Educator, Roaring Fork High School and Carbondale Middle School, Aspen CO

"What a fantastic work! This new work should be required reading for any musician, whether you're an amateur or a seasoned pro."  Ellis Kell, Music Critic, The Rock Island Argus, The Dispatch and The Leader

"Let Your Music Soar returns music to those who love and make it. Corky Siegel's book – so beautifully accompanied by Holly's pointed and amusing artwork – offers immensely practical insights into how to draw out the music that is within us and share it with others. Reading this book will make you want to pick up the ukulele or blues harp you haven't played since the seventh grade, or help you unlock the true note of personality that even accomplished professional players can neglect. It is peppered with sentences that make you slap your forehead and say, "Of course! It's so clear now. Gotta try that!" Thirty years of trial, error, and joy have been distilled into a bracing and entertaining brew."  Scott Simon, Peabody Award-Winning National Public Radio Host of Weekend Edition

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"Corky Siegel’s new book is a perfect way to begin to free yourself to become confident enough to allow your own creativity to flow. He provides a starting point and through a series of logical, user-friendly techniques, puts you on the path where you can spend the rest of your life making music of your own. The book reflects his artistry and originality as an outstanding soloist, composer and improviser, and reading this book is as much fun as playing music with him. Highly recommended for all ages!"  David Amram, Composer, Conductor, Multi-Instrumentalist, Author

 

"Corky’s own life’s encounters support this endearing presentation, creating a learning experience that captivates its readers. Masterful, insightful, filled with light and passion, he reaches into the deepest depths of his soul and offers a resourceful learning experience. A must for any music aficionado."  Salli Squitieri and Gabriel Butterfield, The Paul Butterfield Fund and Society

"Hallelujah! I have just read, learned, been inspired, cracked-up, and soared through my first of many readings of this book. Holly’s illustrations are super-cool! After years of writing and coaching vocal improv, I’m re-invigorated. I can express things better with my students and in workshops and am more "Sue," with no apologies, in my own performances.  Sue Demel, Educator and Singer, Sons of the Never Wrong

"Corky Siegel’s new book is a perfect way to begin to free yourself to become confident enough to allow your own creativity to flow. He provides a starting point and through a series of logical, user-friendly techniques, puts you on the path where you can spend the rest of your life making music of your own. The book reflects his artistry and originality as an outstanding soloist, composer and improviser, and reading this book is as much fun as playing music with him. Highly recommended for all ages!"  David Amram, Former Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic (under Leonard Bernstein), Conductor, Multi-Instrumentalist, Author

Go To: Let Your Music Soar

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