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PIANOnews

German piano magazine with articles and links offering a wealth of information about pianos and pianists.

Freeing the Caged Bird

Contains information about the video "Freeing the Caged Bird" and the training sessions offered by pianist Barbara Lister-Sink.

The Balanced Pianist

Dr. Teresa Dybvig offers short, intensive programs to small groups of pianists, high school age and above, amateur and professional, with the goal of removing tension in practice and performance through good musicianship, healthy movement and positive mental attitude.

Top 100 Piano Sites

Lists numerous piano-related sites offering various products and services.

Recommended reading

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy, by Frank H. Netter, M.D. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis, Second Edition, 1997.
  • Human Structure, by Matt Cartmill, William L. Hylander and James Shaffland. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.
  • Surface Anatomy, by James S.P. Lumley. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1996.
  • Anatomy of Movement, by Blandine Calais-Germain. Seattle:Eastland Press, 1993.
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders: A Manual for Musculoskeletal Diseases of the Upper Limbs, Vern Putz-Anderson, ed. Cincinnati: Taylor & Francis, 1988.
  • What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, by Barbara Conable. Columbus, OH: Andover Press, 1998.
  • How to Learn the Alexander Technique, by Barbara Conable. Columbus, OH: Andover Press, Third Edition, 1995.
  • Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique, by Pedro de Alcantara. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
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