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What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body

By Thomas Mark

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Composed by Thomas Mark. Music Education. DVD. GIA Publications #778. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-DVD-778).

Item Number: GI.G-DVD-778

ISBN 9781579992194.

In this video companion to the book What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body, Thomas Mark describes and demonstrates the places of balance, standing and sitting in balance, structure and movement of the hands and arms, and other topics. Readers of the book who watch the video, follow the demonstrations, and imitate the movements will learn actually to experience the material, as if in a lesson with Thomas Mark. The video will help students to develop improved body awareness and a better quality of movement. Teachers will gain insight into common problems and how to correct them.

Movement based on an accurate and adequate body map can transform a pianists playing while guaranteeing freedom from injury. The basic anatomical information needed by pianists, which is presented in the book What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body, comes to life in this video.

Now available in both VHS and DVD formats. Running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes.

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