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The Collaborative Pianist and Body Mapping: A Guide to Healthy Body Use for Pianists and Their Musical Partners

Abstract ABSTRACT Musicians endure injuries at an alarming rate, largely due to the misuse of their bodies. Musicians move their bodies for a living and therefore should understand how to move them in a healthy way. This paper presents Body Mapping as an injury prevention technique specifically directed toward collaborative pianists. A body map is the self-representation in one's brain that includes information on the structure, function, and size of one's body; Body Mapping is the process of refining one's body map to produce coordinated movement. In addition to preventing injury, Body Mapping provides a means to achieve greater musical artistry through the training of movement, attention, and the senses. With the main function of colla... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Bindel, Jennifer (Author) / Campbell, Andrew (Advisor) / Doan, Jerry (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Schuring, Martin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Accompanying / Body Awareness / Body Mapping / Collaborative Piano / Healthy Body Use / Injury Prevention
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 132 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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