This is still the only hit I get at this forum regarding this book. Thanks for the review!
Thank you very much for your posts, you covered the ground very thoroughly AND expressed the core challenge very well indeed. I am aware of wonderful examples in other fields of the teaching of 'impalpable' skills, for instance in the world of bowed string instruments, or a teacher in a fairly new sport who has figured out how to help his students shift into fluidly seeing events that happen so quickly that beginners don't register them at all. I am confident that what you describe will come to be. In fact I keep hunting around hoping that somewhere it already exists.The challenge this book presents is whether trial-and-error is the only route to mastery, or a pedagogy of concepts and exercises can be developed from it that will speed progress toward beautiful, controlled sound that more efficiently yields the player's desired concept.