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    DescriptionA musician's life is filled with many stressful situations: passing auditions, rehearsing and performing with difficult partners, sitting for long hours in uncomfortable chairs, going on stage to face audiences large and small, who may or may not be receptive to the performance they are presented. And yet many musicians are able to surmount these looming obstacles with grace and balance, to find satisfaction and artistry in their music and build productive and lasting careers. Indirect Procedures will guide you around these obstacles and along that path to becoming a balanced and successful musician. Based on the work of Frederick Matthias Alexander, this book is a thorough and practical approach to the issues of musicians' health and wellbeing. Author Pedro de Alcantara introduces concepts and exercises for musicians to let go of excessive tensions, stay focused, and direct their energies as they handle the challenges of practicing, rehearsing, and performing. Complemented by an extensive, easy-to-use companion website, and working alongside Integrated Practice, this new edition of Indirect Procedures is an invaluable and essential resource for today's musicians to learn to sing, play, and conduct with less effort and stronger results.

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    Indirect Procedures
    A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pedro De Alcantara
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 667 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195388596
    ISBN 10: 0195388593

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AVS
    Ingram Subject Code: HL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VXHA
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: MUS022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15950
    DC22: 615.8/2
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: MUS016000, HEA000000
    DC23: 615.82
    DC22: 613.02378
    LC classification: RC965.P46 A43 2013
    Thema V1.0: VXH, AVS
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    05 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Pedro de Alcantara is a musician, writer, and teacher. His books include Integrated Practice: Coordination, Rhythm & Sound, The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life, and the children's novels Befiddled and Backtracked. He lives in Paris and New York, and he travels the world giving seminars and master classes.
    Table of contents
    Table of Contents ; Introduction ; Part I: The Principles ; 1. The Use of the Self ; 2. The Primary Control: Head, Neck, Back ; 3. Sensory Awareness and Conception ; 4. Inhibition and Non-doing ; 5. Direction ; 6. Action ; Part II: The Procedures ; 7. The Learning Experience ; 8. The Monkey and the Lunge: Back, Pelvis, Legs ; 9. Reaching Out: Shoulders, Arms, Hands, Fingers ; 10. The Whispered "Ah": Lips, Tongue, Jaw, Breath, Voice ; 11. Constructive Rest ; 12. Working on Yourself ; Part III: The Applications ; 13. Technique ; 14. Aesthetic Judgments ; 15. Imitation ; 16. Daily Practice ; 17. Integrative Practice Strategies ; 18. Stage Fright ; Conclusion