What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body

What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body

by Thomas Mark, Roberta Gary, Thom Miles
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Author Biography: Thomas Mark teaches piano and body mapping. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Roberta Gary is a professor of organ and the head of the Keyboard Division at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thom Miles is the director of music at Isaac M. Wise Temple and an assistant organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati. He lives in

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579992064
Publisher:
Gia Publications
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
155
Sales rank:
534,520
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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