Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury

Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury

by Alan H. D. Watson
     
 

The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury presents accurate information on the biological principles and physical processes that underlie the craft of musical performance. It explains concepts and techniques without assuming prior scientific knowledge, providing relevance to both musicians and health professionals who treat

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The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury presents accurate information on the biological principles and physical processes that underlie the craft of musical performance. It explains concepts and techniques without assuming prior scientific knowledge, providing relevance to both musicians and health professionals who treat performance-related medical conditions. It offers performers and teachers the tools they need to create a rational approach to the development and communication of technique, and provides an insight into the origins of performance-related injury, helping to reduce the risk of such problems by encouraging a technique that is sustainable in the long term.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810863590
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/26/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

CD Contents: Teaching Materials vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Reference Abbreviations xix

1 Introduction to the Tissues of the Body 1

2 Posture and the Back in Musical Performance 17

3 The Shoulder, Arm, and Hand: Structure and Problems 42

4 Breathing in Singing and Wind Playing 101

5 The Voice: Management and Problems 139

6 The Embouchure and Wind Playing 193

7 The Structure and Organization of the Brain 213

8 How the Performance of Music Affects the Brain 232

9 Hearing and the Processing of Musical Sound by the Brain 276

10 Performance-Related Stress and Its Management 332

Index 353

About the Author 369

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