A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances (2020)

A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances Eloise Ristad A Soprano on Her Head Right Side Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances Written for the musician to reflect on and approach an old problem or a new problem with a different lens this book is applicable to any performer who faces challenges with tension a creative rut
  • Title: A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances
  • Author: Eloise Ristad
  • ISBN: 9780911226218
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances Eloise Ristad Written for the musician, to reflect on and approach an old problem or a new problem with a different lens, this book is applicable to any performer who faces challenges with tension, a creative rut, lack of confidence, and .
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  1. Melanie

    Lots to appreciate about this book Although it is written for the musician with performance anxieties, so much can be applied to many of life s circumstances I liked the author s realistic look at silencing our inner judges, allowing ourselves to make mistakes and even occasionally fail, and how to get out of a rut Really enjoyed the read.

  2. Sara Roberts

    Eloise Ristad, a music instructor, shares her experiences gained through teaching and performing Each chapter is unique in itself, incorporating different methods of living a musical life, including practicing, performing, reading music, and appreciating every minute of it This humorous yet insightful book is mandatory for any musician This includes musicians who spend their time in practice rooms frustrated with their lack of progress despite the numerous hours spent running through the music, [...]

  3. Laura

    This book is my Bible I have read it countless times since university I even had to buy a second copy, because my first one fell apart from being over read.If you are looking to change things up a bit, whether it is in your musical life or your regular one A Soprano On Her Head will help you identify what needs to change, and how to find some solutions on how to change what isn t working.Completely readable and you don t even need to be a musician, in order to get it.

  4. Ed

    This is a book that was repeatedly recommended to me by teachers and colleagues back in the conservatory days I finally bought it in Aspen in 2003, but never read it until now, and boy do I regret that Though I m not sure I would have gotten much out of it much earlier This is the sort of thing one has to be ready for, I think, and it s only recently that my approach to my instrument and to music has become relaxed and flexible enough, not to mention mindful enough, to assimilate this sort of in [...]

  5. Jill Walker Rettberg

    I read this while trying to finish my PhD, on my musician sister s recommendation, and it was amazing It didn t matter that it s written for musicians, not scholars, I found it hit the nail on the head Like performers, scholars, and perhaps PhD students in particular, are under immense pressure to perform brilliantly, and most certainly suffer from the delusion that everyone else is super confident and successful while me, well, I have of course a fraud, soon to be found out Highly recommended f [...]

  6. Erin

    This is a fantastic book about performance teaching music It presents ideas about stage fright and overcoming our personal hang ups with performance I definitely recommend this book I wish I had the chance to see the author speak or teach her writing made me feel that she was a beautiful person.

  7. Jayne

    Love, love this book It really helped me get over my stage fright Now I can perform without much nervousness

  8. Melody

    I didn t finish as I borrowed it but I really took to heart what I did read Lots of methods to help in becoming a better musician and trying to overcome performance anxiety.

  9. Kathy

    some interesting stuff, an interesting anecdotes, about learning, dealing with pressure, pressure situations, mental blocks, stuff like that.

  10. Bill

    I only read this book because it was recommended to me by a fellow musician songwriter who like me often suffers from stage fright The book was so so at best I kept waiting for the great advice to come, but I read the whole thing and was disappointed by its lack of substance Ristad s tone is pretty annoying throughout it smacks of look at me, aren t I clever Isn t it great the way I helped all of these people solve their problems She also quoted from a lot of late 70s era self help books that no [...]

  11. Sarah

    If you can get past the 70 s psyco babble this book has a lot of good ideas and insight that is helpful to the practicing performer While there is a lot of talk about the inner child , repressed feelings, beating things with batakas and banging on bongos, Ristad does fairly often hit the nail on the head when describing the crazy self talk that all performers experience at one time or other Not a must read but a try hard to read book for musicians.I also went into this book thinking it was mainl [...]

  12. Marie

    I ve always loved to perform, but as a Vocal Performance student at the University I started to loose sight of why I chose that major in the first place The critique of certain people got to me, and I started to feel judged even when I wasn t really being judged This book helped me set all my insecurity aside, and get back to the joy of music and performing Even if you re not a musician or performer, this book can apply to anybody.

  13. Lake Lady

    This was recommended by a friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it The first time I picked it up I didn t get far, the second time I whizzed through it It may not be a valuable book for everyone, and it s not just for musicians Read with an open and curious mind it s full of great reminders for anyone who is interesting in any sort of learning and or teaching I found the ideas and examples delightful and am sad that the follow up was never finished due to the author s untimely death.

  14. Izzie

    Despite the title, this is a good book for all musicians, not just singers Eloise Ristad is a creative teacher who finds all kinds of ways to rethink the how we learn, and to discover how working with our bodies affects singing playing and performance Written in 1982, the book contains a number of references to the then contemporary inner game concepts.

  15. Ruth Bonetti

    This is a readable, lively book that gives approachable suggestions for performers to conquer their nerves Ristad draws on her own work as musician, teacher and coach to give accessible and warm anecdotes that are most helpful It s some years since I read it, so it s time for a reread, but the word that sums my memory of it is empathy.

  16. Ben Kintisch

    I thought I was the only crazy singer out there Feeling much better There are at least ten others, based on the vignettes in this book Oops, pardon me, I need to stop reviewing books and go back to standing on my head I m not sure what it does for my singing, but based on the title, it might be good for me Especially my soprano range

  17. Kim Collins

    Read this a long time ago It s a bit dated now, but we all must find what works related to performance anxiety Worthwhile read for any musician who s ever had a phase of jitters and self doubt I keep it in my teaching studio as a resource for students.

  18. Juliann

    I read this one about 15 years ago, and was too young and new to singing to understand everything in the book, but remember really connecting to a lot of parts I still use in my own teaching now.

  19. Ashbocho

    Incredible For anyone wanting to open their mind and look at things from another point of view I will certainly be reading this book again

  20. Markie Gent

    Very good book It is a great read for those who are stuck musically and need another way to access their art It is great for normal life application as well not just the musical world.

  21. Janis

    I read this in college and should read it again , but I remember the advice being so amazing and not just for music performance, but for life in general.

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