What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body

What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body

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Techniques on how to gain greater fluidity of movement while playing to improve the quality of the experience are offered in this manual for serious piano players. This book encourages musicians to develop a broader understanding of the involvement of the entire body in playing -- and the strains playing places on the body -- by focusing on body mapping to increase awareness of the body's function, size, and structure. Ways in which piano, organ, harpsichord, clavichord, and digital keyboard players can eliminate or prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and other debilitating conditions without traditional medical treatments are also explored.VJur upper leg bone, the femur, takes the weight of the torso at the hip joint and delivers it to the lower leg at the knee joint. ... cannot bear weight since its upper end does not even connect with the weight-delivering HEAD OF FEMUR NECKanbsp;...

Title:What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body
Author:Thomas Carson Mark, Roberta Gary, Thom Miles
Publisher:GIA Publications - 2003


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