You are Your Instrument: The Definitive Musician's Guide to Practice and Performance

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Backbeat Books, 1991 - Music - 152 pages
(Fretted). This unique guide helps all musicians: open up new avenues of expression through a pain-free, healthy, fluid approach to music-making; overcome performance anxiety, general tension, and muscular injury; and increase learning skills and facilitate more effective motor coordination. "This is a highly recommended book to read for the musician who needs information about maximizing one's full potential as an artist. This book is practical in that it covers all aspects of musicianship, ranging from the mental preparations involved in performance to the actual bodily care needed to prevent long-term injuries." BOOK REVIEW

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Listening with the Musicians
My Name is Effort
The Conditional Practice Session
Visualization and the Imagistic Mind
The Mechanics of Breathing
Natural Biofeedback
Signs ofInjury
The Jaw and Lips
Constructive Rest
Other Musical Matters
Tempo Tempo
Environmental Hazards
The Function of Exercise Water and Nutrition
Muscle Balance Glossary

Early Conditioning
Hands and Arms
The Lower Torso
Hula Hoops
Pressure Points
Directory of Healing Modalities

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