Friday, December 02, 2005

“Performance Insight for Musicians” by Walter Beasley

Affable Publishing announces the release of “Performance Insight for Musicians”, by smooth jazz impresario and Berklee College of Music professor Walter Beasley. The handbook of essential performance tips is the perfect stocking-stuffer for musicians/vocalists of all levels, helping them to maximize their performance skills.

Beasley, a well-known music educator and recording artist (currently No. 3 on the Radio and Records and Smooth Jazz Charts” and SmoothJazz.com), developed “Performance Insight for Musicians” to help musicians who strive daily to be the best at their craft. Each page features a nugget of wisdom gleaned from more than three decades of experience, spanning the spectrum of performer concerns including preparation, getting through difficult passages, timing, pitch matching, solos, performance anxiety, relationships, and more than 150 other topics.

“The insights I’ve put forth here have had profound impact on my career, and also have inspired my colleagues and students. If considered and applied consistently, it will help your lifelong endeavor and daily development as a musician, ” said Beasley, whose music features both his talents as a saxophonist and a vocalist.

“Walter Beasley has taken his enormous talents to a higher level by writing a desperately needed book to aid musicians in improving their craft. This book will soon become the Bible for up-and-coming musicians. If you follow Walter’s example of discipline and dedication, there is no option but to improve what you do as an artist, ” said Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. of the Harvard Law School.

“Performance Insight” is the ideal holiday and graduation gift for any musician or vocalist and will help them maximize their playing skills and be better performers. It is printed in a convenient 4 ½” x 7” size, making it easy for the performer to take along Beasley’s inspiration to every class, rehearsal, and gig.

Contemporary jazz artist, saxophonist, and vocalist Walter Beasley has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and has been mentoring music students as a Berklee College of Music professor for more than 20 years. He is sometimes referred to as “the heir to Grover Washington’s throne, ” and with good reason. Since 1998, Beasley has been one of the top five best-selling African-American saxophonists in the world. As a result, his works as a saxophonist and singer, a unique combination by any measure, are unmatched in sales and airplay. As a music performance consultant, Beasley works with musicians around the country helping them perfect their performance and technique.

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