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The Resource The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury, Alan H.D. Watson

The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury, Alan H.D. Watson

Label
The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury
Title
The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury
Statement of responsibility
Alan H.D. Watson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury presents singers and instrumentalists with accurate information on the physical processes that underlie their craft. The book provides a concise overview of the biological principles associated with performance technique while assuming no prior scientific knowledge, making it accessible to both musicians and to health professionals who treat performance-related medical conditions."
  • "Author Alan H.D. Watson explains the concepts and techniques of music performance, discussing themes such as posture and the back; movements of the arm and hand and associated problems; breathing in singers and wind players; the embouchure and respiratory tract in wind playing; the larynx and vocal tract in singers; the brain and its role in skill acquisition and aural processing; and stress and its management. Watson offers performers and teachers the tools they need to create a rational approach to the development and communication of technique. He also provides insight into the origins of performance-related injury, helping to reduce the risk of such problems by encouraging a technique that is sustainable in the long term. Each chapter includes several illustrations and an extensive bibliography for further reading
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Alan H. D.
Dewey number
612.002/478
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3820
LC item number
.W27 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • indexes
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 C-492
  • WA 487
NLM item number
W337b 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musicians
  • Overuse injuries
Label
The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury, Alan H.D. Watson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008034025.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • CD-ROM includes illustrations from the book (color versions), animations, soundfiles, and videos
  • To support the text, a CD-Rom is included, featuring original diagrams that clearly illustrate the relevant aspects of body structure and function, explaining and illuminating key concepts through an extensive set of animations, sound files, and videos."--Jacket
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bar code
31223098514202
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the tissues of the body -- Posture and the back in musical performance -- The shoulder, arm, and hand : structure and problems -- Breathing in singing and wind playing -- The voice : management and problems -- The embouchure and wind playing -- The structure and organization of the brain -- How the performance of music affects the brain -- Hearing and the processing of musical sound by the brain -- Performance-related stress and its management
Dimensions
26 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xxii, 369 p.
Isbn
9780810863590
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034025
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., music
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
  • 983804875
  • (OCoLC)243845258
Label
The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury, Alan H.D. Watson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008034025.html
Publication
Note
  • CD-ROM includes illustrations from the book (color versions), animations, soundfiles, and videos
  • To support the text, a CD-Rom is included, featuring original diagrams that clearly illustrate the relevant aspects of body structure and function, explaining and illuminating key concepts through an extensive set of animations, sound files, and videos."--Jacket
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bar code
31223098514202
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the tissues of the body -- Posture and the back in musical performance -- The shoulder, arm, and hand : structure and problems -- Breathing in singing and wind playing -- The voice : management and problems -- The embouchure and wind playing -- The structure and organization of the brain -- How the performance of music affects the brain -- Hearing and the processing of musical sound by the brain -- Performance-related stress and its management
Dimensions
26 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xxii, 369 p.
Isbn
9780810863590
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034025
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill., music
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
  • 983804875
  • (OCoLC)243845258

Library Locations

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