"Wolf discovered...A natural convergence of mindfulness and music, where each practice deepened the other. Meant for his fellow musicians at any level, this book offers a plethora of music-based mindfulness exercises for the 'transferable virtues' music can cultivate."
"You need the silence. The silence is where it's at, getting into the stillness and the silence. And then you can go beyond sound and silence, beyond existence and non-existence, beyond perception and non-perception. That's a place where it's nice to be."
All of a sudden, my meditation practice – and my music playing and listening skills – were turbocharged. The best part was the increased silence entered all parts of my day-to-day activity. Who would ever think that practicing my chops could be used as a path to present moment awareness, or as I think of it, a “sacred space?”
"The techniques, key steps, and commentary that Wolf provides in each chapter as he blends music and meditation together will prove beneficial to the reader who wants to cross these bridges for a more meaningful mindfulness."
"Tyra's sensibility is urban-flavored and fashion-forward in music too", observes Emmy-winning composer Richard Wolf, one of the main suppliers of music for the show through his company the Producers Lab.
"Because when the music stops, you still need to face the challenges of life. Building on the foundation of music, mindfulness can refine skills that help cope with these challenges in real world situations."
"...what happens when the music stops? Can this [musical] ability be redirected towards genuine spiritual action? Emmy Award winning composer, multi-platinum-selling music producer Richard Wolf, for one, thinks there’s a connection."
Wolf advocated for meditation as a means of quieting one’s internal critic and reconciling concepts of the ideal and the real, citing an array of celebrated artists who have sworn by meditation to induce creativity, from singer-songwriter Paul McCartney to rapper Kendrick Lamar to film director David Lynch, who famously said, “Negativity is the enemy of creativity.”
Richard Wolf of eSoundtrax explains that while some production music is written specifically for use in music libraries, a great deal of it is the result of work done by musicians purely for their own pleasure...
Wolf explains, "I've been using the M1 since the early 90's when we did the first Bell, Biv, Devoe record and the remix of Seal's first single. If I like a keyboard I'll keep using it forever because each one has its own characteristics...