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Music Lessons

Music Lessons is a book by Bob Wiseman.

Bob Wiseman

Bob Wiseman believes most things in life are universal or, as Lauryn Hill says, everything is everything. Bearing in mind that advice, Wiseman writes about finding the link between music and daily life, like what is common between Mary Margaret O'Hara, hiding around the corner with the lights turned off in order to record herself and his 5-year-old insisting he stop hurrying to her dance lesson and marvel at the fluff ball she is blowing toward the ceiling. Each entry is unique and compellingly written, but the themes throughout — on improvisational music, life lessons, and conflict — are ubiquitous. (From ECW Press)

Interviews with Bob Wiseman

Bob Wiseman is one of the most intriguing characters in the Canadian music scene. He’s worked as a musician, producer, and collaborator with bands like Blue Rodeo and the Barenaked Ladies… he’s also worked with incredible Canadian artists like Mary Margaret O’Hara and Sarah Harmer. Now, Bob's latest project brings him to the page – it's a book of thoughts, memories, and musings called Music Lessons. He joined Tom Power to dive into the stories within his book.
Bob Wiseman says it feels "quite wonderful" to have his long-lost guitar back in his hands.

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