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Category Archive for 'Musicians Health'

Lower back pain is a common afflication that affects many musicians.  It doesn’t matter which instrument you’re playing either – your instrument could be a bass, cello, violin, or guitar – back pain doesn’t have favourites!
There are many reasons why musicians may suffer from pain in their lower back area.  Many of those reasons can [...]

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Hearing loss can be defined as a reduction in an individual’s ability to hear sounds. Essentially, loss of hearing can affect a person of any age group, young or old. Nevertheless it is appreciated that hearing loss tends to occur gradually as a person ages. Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent and mild or [...]

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The condition of RSI is a syndrome that effects muscles, tendons and nerves in the hands, arms and upper back and is developed when muscles in these areas are kept tense for long periods of time, due to poor posture and/or repetitive motions. The most well known repetitive strain injury is known as Carpal Tunnel [...]

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Overuse Injuries & Guitar

It’s a sad fact that overuse injuries tend to be fairly common among guitar players. This problem, which is also known as Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, can become so painful that a musician may lose their ability to play the instrument with the same skill they once had. I’m sorry to [...]

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The condition of RSI is a syndrome that effects muscles, tendons and nerves in the hands, arms and upper back and is developed when muscles in these areas are kept tense for long periods of time, due to poor posture and/or repetitive motions.
The most well known repetitive strain injury is known as Carpal Tunnel syndrome, [...]

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You can learn how to overcome performance anxiety using the Neurolinguistic Programming technique of anchoring.
During NLP training here in New York we teach Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques that can help over come performance anxiety, deal with stage fright and move you to achieving your peak state and giving the performance of a lifetime. Anchoring is [...]

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Musicians are no different to workers in any profession.  By the very nature of their work they are subject to the risk of injury and health issues.  Guitarists and musicians are particularly prone to repetitive strain injuries, such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and other similar injuries.
This interesting article from Amit Raju discusses [...]

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Are you more of a William Hung than a Kelly Clarkson? Or are you a decent singer—and wish you were a little better? Whatever your vocal skill, these tips for improving your singing voice are sure to get you singing and sounding much better.
I believe that singing is an inbuilt part of the human mind [...]

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What is muscle memory and how does it apply to guitar players? Research has shown that a large number of internal brain regions work together with the input and output brain sensors that make the mental images of the music a guitarist sees in their minds eye.
Using these images, guitarists can learn to interpret [...]

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Wrist pain and tendinitis is one of the most common and debilitating problems that many guitarists and musicians face at sometime during their career. No phrase is more common to musicians experiencing physical problems than “I can’t stop practicing . . . ” we’ve got a recital, or we need to keep a [...]

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