Oboe – Injuries, Tension, Pain, Strain, and Great Technique (Albuquerque)(Musicians)(Psychology)(Posture)(Alexander Technique)

This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Oboe Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate oboe technique you want without sacrificing your body.
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Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

If your technique is causing you to hurt, then you are doing something wrong, and this doesn’t have to happen. Too many oboists assume that at some point they will get into physical trouble, and that this is unavoidable. This is not true! In many cases an oboist who has gotten into physical trouble doesn’t know why. The player may be playing with too much tension and trying too hard to play with precision. In this ebook I explain how to do less work to create a more effortless technique and posture, and to play with greater accuracy with trust.

I also go into great deal to show you how to analyze what you are doing technically and posturally, to see if there are fine tuning adjustments you can make to your playing that makes the oboe completely user friendly.
Posturally, so many oboists hunker down with the head and shoulders forward when they play. This does not have to be! In this ebook I explain how you can be fully upright when you play, and how to be fully upright using less muscle, than when you are hunkered down.

I also have a section on using a neck strap. I explain how to use the strap, so that it doesn’t strain the neck. You do not have to pay a price with your neck, when you use the strap to make playing easier on the arms.

I also bring to this ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Oboe Technique, my three year training as an Alexander Technique teacher. An Alexander Technique teacher taught me how to play the classical guitar without any discomfort and healed the carpal tunnel pain in my left wrist. I bring my experience of hurting and healing on the guitar, and my training in the Alexander Technique to this ebook, to make you aware that the oboist can play for hours without sacrificing the body in any way.

Also, in this this ebook I look at playing the oboe standing and sitting, and how to do this with ease and fully support the arms on the torso with comfort. Finally, since the oboist is always in motion when he or she is making a sound, it is the goal of this ebook to help you find a powerful support of your breath, but not to immobilize the torso and diaphragm when you play. The oboist’s torso is always in movement when performing, and it is the goal of this ebook to make this as effortless as possible.

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AUTHOR, TRAINER "When you change old habitual movement patterns with the Alexander Technique, whether in playing a musical instrument, running, weightlifting, walking, or typing at a computer, you create an ease of body use that moves you consistently into the zone." - Ethan Kind Ethan Kind writes and is published extensively on all of the above activities. He teaches musicians, athletes, and computer operators how to stop hurting themselves, by showing them how to use their bodies with ease and coordination. He brings a unique perspective to his work, having been a musician and athlete all of his life. After training for three years at the American Center for the Alexander Technique (New York, NY), Ethan received Professional Certification credentials.