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Playing Less Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians Paperback – April 15, 2010
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"Every musician should be aware of the valuable musical and medical information in this book." -- William Preucil/ Concertmaster The Cleveland Orchestra<br /><br />"Her book comes to the rescue of even the most brilliant teachers and their equally brilliant students." -- Garrick Ohlsson/ Pianist<br /><br />"The ground she covers is immense, written with knowledge, understanding, style, aplomb and humor. No reader can put it down..." --Janos Starker/ Distinguished Professor of Music, Indiana University
About the Author
Janet Horvath, Assosiate Principal Cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for over two decades, is a soloist, chamber musician, writer and advocate for injury prevention. A trail-blazer in speaking and writing openly about the physical stresses experienced by musicians, Horvath has contributed importantly to improvements in working conditions and in awareness for musicians' work-related ailments and their prevention. Ms. Horvath received the American String Teachers Association Service Award in1992 in recognition of her outstanding efforts on behlaf of musicians' health, and in 2001 she was selected to deliver the Richard J. Lederman keynote lecture at the Preforming Arts Medicine Association's nineteenth Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers. She has conducted seminars called "Playing (less) Hurt" all over the nation. The Injury Prevention Guide For Musicians is the culmination of 20 years of lecturing and teaching in the field of Performing Arts Medicine.
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Former Section Cello, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Former Assistant Principal, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Professor of Cello, DePaul University School of Music
Cellist, The American Chamber Players
So why 4 stars only? The author of this book is a cello player and although the book tries to cover a little bit of every instrument, the most of the examples are made up about cello playing, of course. As a guitar player, I was hoping some specifics about the guitar playing less hurt, but I think SOME things the author says can be extrapolated to guitar playing.
Anyway, I highly recommend this book to any professional musician who cares for his career or any hobby musician who cares for his body health.
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thank you again
Great, clear layout. Super 10-step lists (such as 10 warm-up stretches, 10 on-stage stretches, etc. etc.). FANTASTIC!