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Ways of the Hand tells the story of how David Sudnow learned to improvise jazz on the piano. Because he had been trained as an ethnographer and social psychologist, Sudnow was attentive to what he experienced in ways that other novice pianists are not. The result, first published in 1978 and now considered by many to be a classic, was arguably the finest and most detailed account of skill development ever published.Looking back after more than twenty years, Sudnow was struck by the extent to which he had allowed his academic background to shape the book's language. He realized that he could now do a much better job of describing his experiences in a way that would not require facility with formal social science and philosophical discourse. The result is a revised version of the book that carries the same intellectual energy as the original but is accessible to a much wider audience.
Sinossi: An ethnographer's account of his study of jazz-piano playing, which led to discoveries concerning the ways his hands learned about the keyboard and improvisation, sheds light on the nature and range of improvised conduct.
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR002920426
Descrizione libro ROUTLEDGE. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Music>Instruments>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978071008924300. Codice libro della libreria 17978071008924300
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, UK, 1978. Hardcover. First Edition, so stated. First Edition, so stated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Book showsa vrey mild bump to the upper rear corner tip; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing and a bit of wrinkle at the upper rear corner tip; else flawless; price intact (publisher's price sticker covering previous price at the lower inside front flap. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 155pp. Hardback with DJ. I was a former student of Sudnow's who worked closely with him on the book as a junior collaborator, and can tell of the struggle he engaged in to find a form of expression adequate to its subject. Sudnow attempted to create a language that would faithfully describe the real way in which improvised action takes place, and improvised knowledge exists as something that occurs in course rather than in stasis, a type of active understanding that had never been adequately described. Sudnow's work takes its place in a tradition of phenomenological sociology known as Ethnomethodology, a fairly arcane academic discipline that attempts to describe the details of how interaction takes place from a descriptive and subjective standpoint, rather than an objective report from outside. The truth is that this book was not designed for a general audience, and probably couldn't be. Sudnow is a genuine philosopher, one who had spent years immersed in his meditations on the nature of reality from a philosophical and sociological perspective, and there is no way that he would have been able to return to ordinary language to engage with his subject. Those who want to go to the trouble of acquiring the necessary background to receive a vision of reality and the nature of action that is unique and piercing will find their efforts well rewarded. For the rest, it is like reading Finnegan's Wake. You can enjoy some of the music and poetry, meditate on the meaning of a sentence and find out what it involves through your own investigation, or leave it alone. But to declare it meaningless or pretentiously dense is only to declare one's own unfamiliarity with the genuine traditions it occurs within, and perhaps impatience with those who dare to present original thought and language to an unschooled public. For those desiring a background to really understand this work, I recommend Sudnow's own inspiration in Maurice Merleau-Ponty's "Phenomenology of Perception," Harold Garfinkel's "Ethnomethodology" and Erving Goffman's books on social psychology. Reading those works, followed by Ways of the Hand, will give you an altered perspective on action and interaction that will be well worth your time. Codice libro della libreria 43066
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul, London and Henley, 1978. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good condition with heavy sunning to bottom edges; light shelf wear to edges; lightly bumped corners; interior with light age; clean and tight; overall in nice shape with light use. Jacket with very good condition with light shelf wear to edges; wraps with rubbing, a few light scuffs and dings; lightly aged; overall jacket very nice with light use and wear. Codice libro della libreria 42034
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. This book is clean and bright, with no creases, no tears, and no markings. Dustjacket has light wear to the edges, otherwise clean & bright. In stock, ready to ship now from Evanston, IL!. Codice libro della libreria 131409
Descrizione libro ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1978. HARDCOVER. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. FIRST EDITION. CLEAN, UNMARKED COPY!. Codice libro della libreria 026128
Descrizione libro Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0710089244