Mental Training (Michael Gustorff)
Profile, extension and depth: Community
Number of course weeks
2 three-hour sessions
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Admitted to second year of Bachelor phase.
Learning to solve problems related to practicing, studying and performing.
Relation to other modules
related to the main subject and band modules.
The following subjects are discussed:
Mental preparation for practicing/studying;
Problems with getting started;
Using exercise plans to your advantage;
Concentration - focus;
Dealing with a lot of/too much information;
Developing your vision, musical and otherwise;
Dealing with doubt;
Anything else from the group members.
Mode(s) of instruction
Material & Tools
‘Practising without Problems - Mental Training for musicians’ by Michael Gustorff;
‘Creativity & Everyday Life’ by Michael Gustorff;
‘Effortless Mastery’ by Kenny Werner.
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of the spring semester.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents. Minimum class attendance of 100% is compulsory and an explicit pass criterion.
The student has completed this module if he is graded "satisfactory", with a minimum class attendance of 100%.
Students are assessed at the end of the spring semester. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lesson.
Learning to solve problems related to practicing,studying and performing.