Playing (Less) Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians by Janet HorvathPlaying (Less) Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians by Janet Horvath

Playing (Less) Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians

byJanet Horvath

Paperback | April 1, 2010

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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, 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.
Janet Horvath is a Hal Leonard author.
Title:Playing (Less) Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for MusiciansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.62 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Hal LeonardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423488466

ISBN - 13:9781423488460

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from No musician should be without this book am a 50 year old trombonist who recently returned to regular band playing. i have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder, so you can imagine that working the slide can be painful. this book has been a god send. I even took it to band camp in Chatauqua New York with the New Horizons band groups. We played for 5-6 hours and I was able to keep up thanks to the stretches included in the book. I am planning on using the information for an educaitonal session with our adult band to help the other musicians stay in top form.
Date published: 2010-02-18