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Musical chairs : a 76-year-old's quest to learn every instrument in the orchestra

Summary: "Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or anything that requires a new skill? 76-year-old James Mitchell, a non-musician, set out to do just that--but not one instrument, the entire orchestra. Musical Chairs is a bow by blow adventure that follows Mitchell on his quest to perform excerpts from the classical repertory with just twelve lessons and practice on each instrument. His more than three-year journey provides a platform allowing his imagination to take him to unexpected places. As he delves into music history, immersing himself in the works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and other great composers, Mitchell does battle with the orchestra in this breezy, often humorous account that informs as well as delights. He weaves in tales of Tarzan and Jane, doing surgery on a double bass, falling in love with a cello, and spy games between the Stradavari and Amati families in 17th-century Tuscany, to name a few."--Amazon.

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  • ISBN: 9781947305656
  • ISBN: 1947305654
  • Physical Description: print
    158 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Des Moines, Iowa : Bookpress Publishing, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Mitchell, James 1943-
Musical instruments Instruction and study Humor
Musical instruments Instruction and study Psychological aspects
Practicing (Music)
Self-actualization (Psychology)

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Erlanger Branch 784.071 M681m 2023 (Text) 33126025863063 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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