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(Book). 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. The demands of solitary practice, hectic rehearsal schedules, challenging repertoire,(Book). 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. 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 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....

Title : Playing (Less) Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians
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ISBN : 9781423488460
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 235 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Playing (Less) Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians Reviews

  • Gwen Jorgensen
    2018-12-06 17:33

    I highly recommend this to instrumental musicians and teachers. Both amateurs and professionals will glean a lot for helping themselves and others. Hovath addresses preventive habits to protect from injury, many healing strategies, and a wonderfully stocked guide to resources, tools, and practitioners to help with "Playing less hurt. I will be referring to it frequently as I continue to teach strings and piano.

  • Angela McCuiston
    2018-11-20 16:37

    Lots of great information, though I completely disagreed with her advice when it comes to weight training. She is simply uninformed in that area - I have heard though, that with the newest edition that she has changed some of her attitude towards things, including resistance training, would be interested in re-reading it.