People focus too much on getting the notes right, making performance a test rather than a joy. They have no idea how expressive their music can be, or how much more fun they can have when it is. Corky Siegel's passionate yet encouraging tone, the clever exercises, the 10 sample scores plus audio-CD that show how dynamics bring music to life, and the 40 charming and witty color cartoons appeal to musicians of all ages and skill levels and making all kinds of music. The Incredible One-Minute Exercise works every time on every musician - people can't believe the improvement it produces in their performance. Corky Siegel is famous both as a blues harmonica and chamber music performer/composer whose music is super-expressive. He shows you how to put feeling into your music regardless of your skill level in a humorous, supportive way. Performers, teachers, and ensemble leaders all love Corky's approach. (Visit www.chamberblues.com to sample his performances.) Learn how to use sound and silence to make your music immediately more dynamic, tapping the entire range of feeling and sound you naturally have in you. Corky uses techniques he's developed in over 30 years of work coaching individual players and singers as well as choral groups; symphonies; and rock, jazz, folk, and classical ensembles. Known for his passionate and joyful performances with the Siegel-Schwall and Chamber Blues bands, he takes you through the essentials of dynamic variation - always with the emphasis on how YOU can use the techniques and tips in your performance or teaching right now. Corky Siegel has played with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and founded the Siegel-Schwall and Chamber Blues bands. He's composed and performed as a guest soloist with the major orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Geneva, Lisbon, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. A recipient of the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Award for Composition, he teaches, composes and performs with passion and glee. Co-author Peter Krammer is an entrepreneur, guitarist, and composer living in northern California. He has scored sound tracks for dance theater and independent films. He performs regularly with jazz groups in the San Francisco Bay Area.