Rhythms of the Game, How to Perform at Your Best Lecture/Presentation 3/28 at 12:30

What: An innovative multimedia lecture/presentation given by Dave Gluck based on his best-selling / award winning book, Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance!

When: Friday, March 28th, 2014 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Gist Hall 218
Cost: Free

Rhythms of the Game is hosted by Dave Gluck and based on his best-selling / award winning book, Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance, the presentation takes the audience on a journey from “good” to “great”. It features exclusive video footage of former New York Yankee Great/jazz guitarist, Bernie Williams, who along with Grammy-nominated producer, Bob Thomson, co-authored the book with Gluck. Williams speaks about how elite athletes and artists conquer their fears, embrace failure, and ultimately achieve extraordinary success. To demonstrate how various performance techniques and mindsets are applied to high-pressure situations, the presentation also includes video clips of famous plays on the diamond involving Williams, and his personal commentary. International musician, author and educator Dave Krull of “Rhythm and Brass” is also featured in the video portion of this presentation.

Some of the techniques Gluck talks about that help athletes and musicians achieve peak performance include achieving the Alpha brain state through meditation, positive visualization, owning a situation, centering, practice, reframing your perception, identifying controllable and uncontrollable factors and more.

Other thought-provoking topics discussed in the presentation include:

~ Practice vs. Performance
~ The Alpha Brain State
~ Positive Visualization
~ Reducing Variables
~ Internal and External Interference
~ Centering
~ “Owning” a situation
~ Greatness
~ Instinct vs. Intuition
~ ReframingYour Perception
~ Preparation
~ Controllable and Uncontrollable Factors
~ Quality vs. Quantity
~ Rethinking the Definitions of Failure and Mistakes
~ Inner Confidence
~ Teamwork
~ Embracing Transition and Change


Accolades for Rhythms of the Game:

~ The New York Post listed Rhythms of the Game as one of their "TOP FIVE REQUIRED READING" in their January 22, 2012 edition.

~ In July, 2011 Rhythms of the Game received the “Best In Show” award at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show in Nashville, TN.

~ Rhythms of the Game was ranked one of the top 100 books on Amazon.com for the months of June and July 2011.


Praise for Rhythms of the Game:

“Rhythms of the Game is entertaining, enlightening, and informative – a journey into the mystical world of greatness in sports and the arts.”
- Barry Green, author of The Inner Game of Music

“A book written with the sound and the silence of people who know by experience the rhythm of the right brain and its role in excellence. This book is not just about the marvels of the relationship between music and baseball; it is about the mysteries of human potential”.
- Tim Gallwey, author of The Inner Game of Tennis

“Rhythms of the Game is an interesting look at how preparing for sports has so many similarities to preparing to perform in the world of music. Bernie is proof that young people don’t need to give up on one dream to pursue another, and in fact, the training involved for both music and sports intertwine and help one another.”
- Cal Ripken, Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer

“Was Bernie Williams a musician trapped in a ballplayer’s body, or was it the other way around? Dave and Bob tapped into his mind and the three of them delivered a gem of a book.”
- Marty Appel, former New York Yankee public relations director and author of Munson, The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain