This book describes and illustrates the basic anatomy of more than 70 muscles and their use in playing specific musical instruments. It identifies corrective massage points for these muscles, holding points, and appropriate nutrition. It also depicts the many postural and emotional reasons for muscular problems with reference to the Alexander Technique.
Elizabeth Andrews is a musician with 25 years experience as a freelance violinist and 15 years as a chiropractor and kinesiologist.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 How to Use This Book Chapter 4 2 Growth and Development Chapter 5 3 Best Practice Chapter 6 4 Testing What's Wrong Chapter 7 5 Muscles of the Head Chapter 8 6 Muscles of the Shoulder, Upper Arm, and Elbow Chapter 9 7 Muscles of the Forearm, Wrist, and Hand Chapter 10 8 Muscles of the Torso, Abdomen, and Back and Other Postural Muscles Chapter 11 9 Muscles of the Pelvis, Thigh, Calf, and Foot Chapter 12 10 Emotions and Muscles Chapter 13 11 More Useful Techniques Part 14 Index Part 15 About the Author