Theoretical and experiential training in the Body Methods Yoga Therapy, Pilates Rehabilitation and Body Mapping with a focus on the training of musicians. The aim of the course is to inform and educate musicians in healthy working conditions. Well-being in musical education includes three major axes: the musician, the musical instrument and the environment.Based on the unity of spirit and body and opposed to Cartesian dualism, Body Methods complement the musical education process with theoretical knowledge and kinetic practices that prevent physical and mental exhaustion and injuries. The lectures cover the theoretical part which is the basis of the experiential workshops. The assessment is mainly through participation.
Course Content (Syllabus)
This lesson aims at exploring Physical Methods for Musicians, which are a special field of the Performing Arts Medicine discipline. It includes basic theoretical training in areas of musical health, the dangers that lie in the study and interpretation of music, the ergonomic relationship with the instrument and the ergonomic relationship with the environment. On a practical level, the lesson aims to create a basic routine that starts from physical endoscopy through breathing and movement, continues to elucidate the rules of sound production through voice or a musical instrument and is completed through the creation of a constructive musical environment. In the context of the Medicine of Performing Arts, Methods of Physical Methods with thousands of years of tradition are combined with the most modern know-how, dealing with the problems of musicians effectively and permanently. The gradual realization of the complex and multidimensional nature of the musician through lectures and physical explorations brings in turn questions of stochastic nature from which the unbreakable connection between spirit and body emerges.
Body Methods, Yoga Therapy, Rehabilitation Pilates, Body Mapping
Additional bibliography for study
Bertherat, T. (1976) Le corp a ses raisons. Paris: Seuil. Alexander, F.M. (1997 ) The Use of the Self. New York: IRDEAT.
Bruser, M. (1997) The art of practicing: a guide to making music from the heart. New York: Bell Tower.
Conable, B. & Conable, W. (2000) What every musician needs to know about the body: The practical application of body mapping to making music. (Rev. ed.) Portland, OR: Andover Press.
Rosset, A. Llobet, J. & Odam, G. (2009) Le corps du musicien: Manuel de prevention pour une pratique optimal, trans H. Garrabé & H. Arcier. Montauban: aleXitère.