A practical guide to applying the skills of musical practice to meditation, for a more mindful approach to art—and life
Anyone who has ever taken a music lesson knows the key to playing well is practice. The same is true for another transformative discipline—meditation—and yet, so often the two fail to harmonize. In Tune helps sync these practices to achieve the kind of mindfulness that opens our ears to the symphony of sound and silence all around.
Award-winning music veteran Richard Wolf offers twelve conceptual “bridges” between music and meditation—including Dedication, Concentration, Patience & Perseverance, and Silence—plus a broad repertoire of music-based meditation exercises to incorporate into daily practice. Colorful anecdotes of famous musicians, from Miles Davis to Dr. Dre, further illustrate the power of meditation to unleash creative potential. As a result, practice—whether it’s listening to a favorite song, preparing for a musical performance, or settling into a meditation seat—becomes a joy in and of itself, and its payoff of inner silence becomes even more valuable in our increasingly noisy world.