The Musician S Way A Guide To Practice Performance And Wellness

The Musician S Way

The Musician S Way

In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein draws on the latest research and his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Written in a conversational style, the text articulates landmark strategies that equip readers to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.

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Genre : Music
Author : Gerald Klickstein
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-09-17
Total Pages : 356 Pages
ISBN : 9780195343137


The Inner Game Of Music

The Inner Game Of Music

Suggests techniques for overcoming self-consciousness and improving musical performances, shares a variety of exercises, and includes advice on improving one's listening skills

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Genre : Music
Author : Barry Green
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 1986
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : 9780385231268


The Athletic Musician

The Athletic Musician

The Athletic Musician is an innovative approach that teaches musicians how to prevent and manage injuries, presented in a unique format that combines sound medical protocol with a musician's point of view. Harrison, a musician, discusses the magnitude of the problem of musicians' injuries with reference to statistical surveys and discusses the emotional and psychological impact of injury on the individual musician. Paull, an orthopedic physiotherapist describes, in layman's terms, the athletic approach to a musician's injuries. Each commonly injured area is examined in turn, from neck, back and shoulder pain to arm, wrist and hand problems. For each area, the anatomy is described, followed by an explanation of what causes the injury and how to avoid or prevent the injury from occurring. Musicians should regard themselves as elite 'musical athletes' and protect themselves from injury by following athletic training protocols. The authors present appropriate stretching regimes and postural corrections for both on and off stage, as well as ergonomic changes to instrument and playing positions. The text is amply illustrated with sketches for every exercise and stretch, photographs of musicians demonstrating playing postures, and unique anatomical drawings of musicians. The Athletic Musician presents research-based, scientific material in a format that is relevant, clear, and practical for all musicians. The combination of a medical and musical perspectives makes it an indispensable guide for all musicians and the health care professionals who aspire to help them.

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Genre : Music
Author : Barbara Paull
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 1999-02-18
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780810877177


Playing Less Hurt

Playing Less Hurt

(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.

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Genre : Music
Author : Janet Horvath
Publisher : Hal Leonard
Release : 2010-04-01
Total Pages : 295 Pages
ISBN : 9781476855738


The Musician S Way A Guide To Practice Performance And Wellness

The Musician S Way A Guide To Practice Performance And Wellness

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. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become confident performers. Part III, Lifelong Creativity, surveys tactics to prevent music-related injuries and equips musicians to tap their own innate creativity. Written in a conversational style, The Musician's Way presents an inclusive system for all instrumentalists and vocalists to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.

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Genre : Music
Author : Gerald Klickstein
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2009-08-06
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 9780199711291


The Art Of Practicing

The Art Of Practicing

An illustrated guide for the amateur and professional musician that teaches us how to transform practicing from an often laborious activity into an exhilarating and rewarding experience Foreword by Yehudi Menuhin • “Give this book to any musician you love and to any person who loves what music does for them and for the world.”—Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist In The Art of Practicing, acclaimed pianist and teacher Madeline Bruser combines physiological and meditative principles to help musicians release physical and mental tension and unleash their innate musical talent. She offers practical techniques for cultivating free and natural movement, a keen enjoyment of sounds and sensations, a clear and relaxed mind, and an open heart and she explains how to: • Prepare the body and mind to practice with ease • Understand the effect of posture on flexibility and expressiveness • Make efficient use of the hands and arms • Employ listening techniques to improve coordination • Increase the range of color and dynamics by using less effort • Cultivate rhythmic vitality • Perform with confidence, warmth, and freedom Complete with photographs to show essential points of posture and movement for a variety of instruments, this is the definitive guide to turning practice from a sometimes frightening, monotonous chore to a fun, fulfilling activity.

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Genre : Music
Author : Madeline Bruser
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2013-06-19
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780307833747


Performance Strategies For Musicians

Performance Strategies For Musicians

How to overcome stage fright and performance anxiety and perform at your peak -using NLP and visualisation.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : David Buswell
Publisher : Mx Pub
Release : 2006-01
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 1904312225


You Are Your Instrument

You Are Your Instrument

Open up new avenues of expression through a pain-free, healthy, fluid approach to music-making; Overcome performance anxiety, general tension,and muscular injury; Increase your learning skills and facilitate more effective motor coordination. The New England Journal of Medicine cites that 50% of all professional musicians suffer from varying levels of muscular injury.

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Genre : Music
Author :
Publisher : Backbeat Books
Release : 1991
Total Pages : 234 Pages
ISBN : 9781879730205


Teaching Healthy Musicianship

Teaching Healthy Musicianship

Written by a professional musician who is also a certified occupational therapist, Teaching Healthy Musicianship first and foremost help music educators avoid common injuries that they themselves encounter, and in the process it also equips them with the tools they need to instill healthy musicianship practices in their students. Author Nancy Taylor combines her two unique skill sets to provide a model for injury prevention that is equally cognizant of the needs of music educators and their students. Through practical explanation of body mechanics, ergonomics, and the performance-related health problems and risk factors unique to musicianship, she gives music educators the tools they need to first practice healthy posture, body mechanics, environmental safety, and ergonomics, and then to introduce these same practices to their students. Thoroughly illustrated with 125 photographs, this book is a key resource for preservice and inservice teachers of middle school and high school band, orchestra, choir and general music.

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Genre : Education
Author : Nancy Taylor
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 241 Pages
ISBN : 9780190253677


Teaching The Whole Musician

Teaching The Whole Musician

In Teaching the Whole Musician: A Guide to Wellness in the Applied Studio, author Paola Savvidou empowers applied music instructors to honor and support their students' wellness through compassion-filled conversation tools, hands-on activities for injury prevention, mental health protection, and recovery support. Many music students are facing devastating injuries and emotional peril as they navigate the transition from student to professional. Experts are sounding the alarm for the need to educate students on the negative effects of habits such as postural misalignments, sleep deprivation, and over exertion. In this book, music teachers will learn how to help students develop skills and learn behaviors that will expand their self-awareness as they work towards a fulfilled career in the arts. With a wealth of additional movement experiences, audio files, and downloadable worksheets, the instructor can easily share movement exercises, nutrition diaries, and meditations with their students. The first guidebook of its kind to address wellness for music students in a comprehensive manner geared towards the applied instructor, this volume provides simple yet impactful techniques for approaching all things wellness.

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Genre : Music
Author : Paola Savvidou
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-03-19
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780190868826