Thornton Cline, author of Practice Personalities: What's Your Type, joins Rascal Flatts drummer Jim Riley to discuss music education and understanding the benefits of linking personality types to practice methods for musicians. 

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About the Books
Practice Personalities: What's Your Type? Identifying and Understanding the Practice Personality Type in the Music Student by Thornton Cline (Centerstream Publications)
Teaching is one of the greatest responsibilities in society. It's an art form that requires craft, patience, creativity, and intelligence. Practice Personalities: What's Your Type? will help teachers, parents and students realize the challenges of practicing, understand the benefits of correct practicing, identify and understand nine practice personality types, and employ useful strategies to effectively motivate and inspire each type of student. The accompanying CD demonstrates effective practice strategies for selected piano, violin and guitar excerpts from the book.

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Song Charting Made Easy: A Play-Along Guide to the Nashville Number System by Jim Riley (Hal Leonard Corporation)
Here's your personal introduction to the most versatile song charting system ever created, the Nashville Number System. Used for decades by the world's top studio musicians, the Number system allows you to chart an entire song for the whole band on a single sheet of paper in about five minutes! Whether you are a musician trying to break into the competitive world of session playing, a songwriter looking for a quick way to document your songs, or you're just looking for a better way to communicate musically with your band, this system is exactly what you need. The book includes a CD with more than 90 musical examples recorded by some of the world's best session musicians. They will guide you through the Number system from its basic concepts to the most intricate nuances. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to take what you have learned and jam along with fully-produced tracks that have been custom-mixed for guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums. 

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Thornton Cline is a teacher, performer, songwriter, music producer, and author. Visit his website at Clinetelmusic.com.

Jim Riley is the drummer for Rascal Flatts. He has a teaching studio called Drum Dojo. You can find out more about his book on thenashvillenumbersystem.com or about contact him at his website jimrileymusic.com.

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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