Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or anything that requires a new skill? 76-year-old James Mitchell, a non-musician, set out to do just that––but not one instrument, the entire orchestra.
Musical Chairs is a bow by blow adventure that follows Mitchell on his quest to perform excerpts from the classical repertory with just twelve lessons and practice on each instrument. His more than three-year journey provides a platform allowing his imagination to take him to unexpected places. As he delves into music history, immersing himself in the works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and other great composers, Mitchell does battle with the orchestra in this breezy, often humorous account that informs as well as delights. He weaves in tales of Tarzan and Jane, doing surgery on a double bass, falling in love with a cello, and spy games between the Stradavari and Amati families in 17th-century Tuscany, to name a few.
Musical Chairs is a multi-dimensional book that will appeal to any reader with a healthy curiosity, a sense of adventure, and a goal itching to be achieved.
Genre: Non-Fiction-Music-Goal Achievement
Price: $24.95 Hardback (US)
RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2023