pianomap : Excerpts from the book: "What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body"
By Thomas Mark
Partial Table of Contents
Listed below are the chapter titles from the book, and a few of the topics in each chapter. The book includes discussion of many additional topics, not mentioned here. Click on highlighted words to read excerpts from the book
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"This book combines detailed anatomical description with vivid imagery that allows one to really sense the body's design. After reading the book, I am playing more with greater technical ease and have discovered the source of irksome tension in my forearms and back. As an organist, I found the information on balance invaluable. I intend to use this book with all of my students from beginners to college piano/organ majors."