The New England Journal of Medicine cites that 50% of all professional musicians suffer from varying levels of muscular injury, while other studies claim that the figures are as high as 75%. If we include musicians who have problems with excessive tension or general aches and pains, we are left with only a handful of musicians who know how to create music in a fluid, pain-free manner.
Julie Lyonn Lieberman's book is a comprehensive, fully illustrated reference book for any musician wishing to heal existing injuries, and develop a more enjoyable experience during practice and performance. It includes topics such as the power of the mind, breathing, awareness and muscle balance, music medicine, nervousness and more. A section on muscle balance techniques and exercises is useful for any musician.152 pages, paperbound.