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> The Alexander Technique, very useful for musicians
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post Oct 28 2009, 08:53 PM
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Look what I´ve found on the page of IMCP:
http://www.icmp.co.uk/alexandertechnique-guitar&bass.pdf
http://www.icmp.co.uk/alexandertechnique-vocals.pdf
Pretty useful. wink.gif

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post Oct 28 2009, 09:00 PM
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Yup, once you arrive at ICMP, that's one of the first things they teach you smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2009, 09:18 PM
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Thanks Tolek!

Shot it to the printer here at work so I'll read it when I get home tonight.


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post Oct 28 2009, 09:30 PM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Oct 28 2009, 04:18 PM) *
Shot it to the printer here at work so I'll read it when I get home tonight.


Me too! Thanks man!


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post Oct 28 2009, 11:26 PM
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I have a book on Alexander technique, it is for all body$body parts, how to use our body efficiently and naturally.
Thanks for this PDF! smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2009, 11:49 PM
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Wow... wish I would have had this sooner. I just finished 10 sessions of physical therapy on my neck about a month ago. It all started about 5 or 6 months ago. I kept feeling tension build up between my shoulder blades and in my neck and then one morning I woke up and had one of those really big stretches that involves your whole body and all of your muscles usually while you are yawning. Anyway during this uncontrolled stretch a muscle popped in my shoulder and neck region and that started an agonizing 4 months for me. I suffered through it for about 2 months before going to the doctor. They recommended physical Therapy which helped. They put my neck in traction and I had a tens unit which has patches you place on your skin and it sends electrical impulses into your muscles. This all really helped and I healed back to about 80%. But I could not heal all the way. I knew it had to be something with my sitting at the computer and my long periods of playing sitting down. I would try different things and nothing was working and then one day I lowered my adjustable office chair all the way down so my knees were even if not slightly higher than my hips. I felt kinda like a little kid sitting at an adults desk. But after the first day the I noticed a huge improvement. And now I hardly notice any discomfort. So posture should be taken very seriously and you should sit low enough to have both your feet flat on the floor and not to much weight on your thighs where they hang off the chair the weight should be back on your buttocks. I went through 5 months of serious discomfort that effected my life in a major way and even had me depressed for short periods sometimes because of the headaches etc. There were days where I would have to go lay down early and could not live my life like I was used to. Anyway I will be incorporating some of these things into my daily routine. Thanks for sharing this information.


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post Oct 31 2009, 03:51 PM
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I´m glad I could help, guys! smile.gif

I really hope that this technique will help you, Fingerspasm!
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post Oct 31 2009, 04:30 PM
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I didn't know about this! Thanks for sharing, I will read it. smile.gif


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post Oct 31 2009, 05:03 PM
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Thanks for sharing Tolek,

This is pretty cool I don't know if its really working tho....


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post Oct 31 2009, 05:48 PM
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Thanx mate!
Really cool info smile.gif


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post Oct 31 2009, 06:10 PM
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Interesting link Tolek, thanks for sharing smile.gif

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post Oct 31 2009, 08:15 PM
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Wow this is very useful! Thanks for sharing it with us mate! smile.gif


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post Oct 31 2009, 09:46 PM
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Nice info, I'll take a look


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