Playing (Less) Hurt An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians

ISBN-10: 1423488466
ISBN-13: 9781423488460
Edition: 2010
Authors: Janet Horvath
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Making music at any level is a powerful gift. While musicians have endless resources for learning the basics of their instruments and the theory of music, few books have explored the other subtleties and complexities that musicians face in their quest to play with ease and skill. With alarming frequency, musicians - amateur and professional - experience serious injuries. The demands of solitary practice, hectic rehearsal schedules, challenging repertoire, performance pressures, awkward postures, and other physical strains have left a trail of injured, hearing-impaired, and frustrated musicians who have had few resources to guide them. Playing (Less) Hurt, a readable and comprehensive reference work, 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. Everyone from dentists to orthopedists, audiologists to neurologists, massage therapists and trainers will benefit from Janet Horvath's coherent account of the physiology and psyche of a practicing musician. Writing with knowledge, sympathetic insight, humor, and aplomb, Horvath has created an essential resource for all musicians who want to play better and feel better.

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