This unique guide helps all musicians: open up new avenues of expression through a pain-free, healthy, fluid approach to music-making; overcome performance anxiety, general tension, and muscular injury; and increase learning skills and facilitate more effective motor coordination.
Playing Less Hurt addresses this need with specific tools to avoid and alleviate injury. Impressively researched, the book is invaluable not only to musicians, but also to the coaches and medical professionals who work with them.
In this groundbreaking work, Dianna Kenny draws on a range of disciplines including psychology, philosophy, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and performance theory in order to explain the many facets of music performance anxiety that have emerged in the empirical and clinical literature.
Muscle Management for Musicians describes and illustrates the basic anatomy of more than 70 muscles, clarifying their use in playing specific musical instruments. Corrective massage points, holding points, and appropriate nutrition are all identified, as are the many postural and emotional causes of the muscular problems encountered by musicians.
This book is aims to help student musicians, practicing musicians, and instrumental and vocal teachers begin to understand how and why their bodies function as they do when they perform and how they may avoid professionally related illness or injury and achieve the highest standards of performance.
Anthony Jahn, MD, internationally-acclaimed laryngologist and medical director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, offers an accessible guidebook on a wide range of health and disorders that affect the voice.
In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence.
The Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center is a complete health home for performing and visual artists. The only center of its kind in the country, the Center for Performing Arts Medicine encompasses a specialized group of more than 100 physicians working collaboratively to address the specific demands placed on artists.