Ebooks – 62 PDF and Kindle eBooks with Their Descriptions

by ethankind on October 24, 2011

These ebooks are published on this website in a PDF format.
My ebooks are also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.

Musical Performance and Letting Go of Beliefs that Limit You

This ebook explores the physical, psychological and spiritual beliefs that limit your abilities to play or sing at your full potential, as seen through the eyes of an Alexander Technique teacher. There are eight sections to this ebook and the topics are: Bringing Love to Your Instrument, Cause and Effect in Playing a Musical Instrument or Singing (looks at the mind/body and injury relationship), Correction verses Punishment (looks at positive verses negative reinforcement), Faith in Musical Performance (looks at accuracy), Instrumental Technique and Beliefs (looks at how technique reinforces limiting beliefs), Musical Performers and Addiction to Pain, Resistance (looks at why letting go of what isn’t working can be hard for a performer), Guided Whole Body Release before Practicing or Performing, The Reasons Why Performers Resist releasing Poor Physical Habits, and Faith in Your Future as a Successful Musician.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Cello Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the cellist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the cellist find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the cello. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the cello, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the cello is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture; Head, Neck, and Cello; Left Arm; Right Arm; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Clarinet Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the clarinetist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the clarinetist create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the clarinet. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the clarinet, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the clarinet is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Arms and Fingers; The Jaw; Neck Strap; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Tennis

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the tennis player. This ebook looks at the principles of the Alexander Technique, Posture, Gripping or Holding the Racket, Forehand and Backhand, Receiving the Serve, Serving, Guided Whole Body Release before Playing Tennis, When You’re Not Doing Something Don’t Continue to Do It, and Accuracy and the Zone (how to be able to choose to play in the zone). It is the intention of this article to help the tennis player find a personal technique and posture in the game that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play tennis. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you find a way to play tennis, so that the game is easier to play and is kinder to your body.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Trumpet Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the trumpeter. It is the intention of this ebook to help the trumpet player create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the trumpet. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the trumpet, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the trumpet is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Arms and Fingers; The Jaw; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Violin Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the violinist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the violinist find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the violin. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the violin, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the violin is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Head, Neck, and Shoulders; Left Arm; Right Arm; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Bassoon Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the bassoonist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the bassoon player create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the bassoon. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the bassoon, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the bassoon is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); The Jaw; Arms and Fingers; Harness; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Conducting (Conductors’) Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the conductor. It is the intention of this ebook to help the conductor create a personal technique and posture that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to conduct. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally as you conduct, and to assist you in finding a way to conduct, so that conducting is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Conductors; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Conducting (letting go of bad habits); Communication in Opposition to the Performers (way you connect to the orchestra or choral group); Whole Body Guided Release before Conducting; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Conductors Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift (intention of a performance).
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Drum Set (Drums) Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the drummer. It is the intention of this ebook to help the drummer create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the drums. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the drums, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the drums is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; The Pedals; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to French Horn Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the French horn player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the French horn player create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the French horn. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the French horn, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the French horn is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); The Jaw; Arms, Fingers, and Shoulders; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Oboe Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the oboe player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the oboist create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the oboe. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the oboe, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the oboe is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Arms and Fingers; The Jaw; Neck Strap; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Tenor Saxophone Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the tenor saxophone player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the saxophonist create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the saxophone. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the tenor saxophone, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the saxophone is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Arms and Fingers; The Jaw; Neck Strap; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; Accuracy When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Trombone Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the trombone player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the trombonist create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the trombone. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the trombone, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the trombone is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Arms and Fingers; The Jaw; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Viola Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the viola player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the violist find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the viola. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the viola, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the viola is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Head, Neck, and Shoulders; Left Arm; Right Arm; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to English Horn Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the English horn player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the English horn player create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the English horn. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the English horn, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the English horn is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Arms and Fingers; The Jaw; Neck Strap; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Using a Computer

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great typing technique to assist the computer user. It is the intention of this ebook to help the computer user find a personal technique and posture on the computer that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to type and use the mouse. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the computer, and to assist you in finding a way to use the computer, so that the computer is easier to use and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Computer Users; Chair and Computer Height; Posture; Alexander Technique Principles at the Computer; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Accuracy; Computer Technique Specifics; Fast Typing; and An Energized Body.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Running

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the runner. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to make changes to how you run, so that you can run with mechanically advantageous body use. It describes how to run without harming your body, whether you are competing or not. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Runners; Posture; Lifting your Legs; Back Back (not arching the back); Spiraling; From the Calves, Psoas, and Hamstrings; Abdominals to the Back; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (full upright decompressed running); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Running on a Treadmill; Guided Whole Body Release before You Run; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; and Choosing to Run in the Zone.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Classical Guitar Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the guitarist. This ebook is also based on the guitar technique of John Williams and Carlos Bonell, who I studied with in London at the Royal College of Music. It is the intention of this ebook to help the guitarist find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the guitar. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically, psychologically, and posturally on the guitar, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the guitar is easier to play and kinder to the body.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Piano Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the pianist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the pianist find a personal technique and posture at the piano that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the piano. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically, psychologically, and posturally at the piano, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the piano is easier to play and kinder to your body.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Inspired Musical Performance

This ebook explores how the performing musician can take care of him or herself in performance, by using the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique. The topics covered in this ebook are: Alexander Technique and Its Terminology, Posture at the Instrument or in Singing, Inhibiting Poor Performance Habits that Hurt Your Technique, Trusting Your Body to Play or Sing with Effortless Accuracy, Troubleshooting, Breathing, Guided Whole Body Release before Practicing or Performing, and Performing for Yourself and Others as a Gift.

The Release of Habit and Fear: The Alexander Technique as a Means to Letting Go of the Physical and Emotional Habits that Block Spiritual Growth

This ebook explores using Alexander Technique concepts as a way to finding peace and enlightenment. There are seven sections to this ebook and the topics are: With Love (looks at doing the Alexander Technique with love), Truly Felt Pain Is Intolerable, Renewing the Thought (looks at using “orders of allowance” to change poor habits for emotional and spiritual purposes), Non-doing in Being (looks at doing the least amount of work in being as a spiritual practice), Yoga with God, ‘Yoga, Alexander Technique and Enlightenment’, Hitting the Mark as Spirit (looks at trusting yourself to create), Inhibition Applied to Everything You Do that Limits You, and I Need Do Nothing (A Course in Miracles).

An Alexander Technique Approach to Massage and Rolfing

This is an ebook for massage therapists and deep bodyworkers, like Rolfers, which explains how to use the extraordinary principles of Alexander Technique’s good postural use in intense activities. The Alexander Technique will help keep you from getting into physical trouble and prolong your career as a pain-free bodyworker. The main topics of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Bodyworkers, Posture, Alexander Technique Principles Applied Directly to Bodywork, Care of the Client, Care of Yourself, and Faith in Becoming a Successful Bodyworker.

Taking Care of yourself and Your Students: Alexander Technique Guidelines for the Music Teacher

This ebook for music teachers, is written to help you take care of yourself physically and psychologically using Alexander Technique principles in your lessons, and to also take care of your student physically, psychologically and musically. In the section of this ebook called “Alexander Technique Principles” and “Care of the Student”, you are shown how to expand your toolbox as a music teacher to help your students reach their potential lovingly. In the sections called “Care of Yourself” and “Faith in Becoming a Successful Music Teacher”, Alexander Technique principles and more are used so help you take care of yourself in music lessons and your career.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Double Bass Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the double bassist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the double bass player create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the bass. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the double bass, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the bass is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Head, Neck, and Double Bass; Left Arm; Right Arm; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Flute Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the flutist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the flutist create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the flute. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the flute, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the flute is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; The Jaw and Super Glue; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Harp Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the harpist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the harpist create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the harp. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the harp, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the harp is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; The Pedals; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Organ Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the organist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the organist create a personal technique on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the organ. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you have been doing technically and posturally on the organ, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the organ is easier and kinder to the body. The chapters are: Alexander Technique in General; Alexander Technique in General at the Organ; Alexander Technique in Depth at the Organ; Playing the Pedals; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Organ Technique Specifics; and Essays for the Organist.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

The Alexander Technique Applied to the Golf Technique of Tiger Woods

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good postural use and great technique to assist the golfer. This ebook looks at the general principles of the Alexander Technique and Tiger Woods’ golf technique, Posture in Golf, Posture and Technique in Driving, Posture and Technique in Putting, Holding the Club, Standing on Uneven Ground, Troubleshooting, Guided Whole Body Release before Playing Golf; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; and Accuracy: Hitting the Mark. It is the intention of this article to help you the golfer find the most mechanically advantageous way to play golf. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you find a way to play golf, so that the game is easier and kinder to your body.

Going for it in Musical Performance: Alexander Technique Guidelines and Other Considerations

This ebook looks at the Alexander Technique principles of good postural use and great technique in conjunction with psychological, spiritual, and emotional considerations to help you play with total freedom. The sections of this ebook are: Physically, Technique, Accuracy: Hitting the Mark, Inner Critic, Emotionally, Expressively, Spiritually, and Conclusion: Cause and Effect. This article is filled with concepts that will help you the performing musician find a way to perform, so that playing or singing is easier and kinder to your mind, body, and soul.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Musicians’ Injuries

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good postural use and great technique to get performing musicians out of physical trouble and keep them out of trouble. The sections of this ebook are: The Back, The Neck, The Shoulders, The Pelvis and Hip Joints, The Wrists, The Fingers, The Knees, The Jaw, Making Singing or Playing Easy, and Guided Whole Body Release before Practicing or Performing. It is the intention of this article to help the performing musician find the most mechanically advantageous ways to play or sing. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you the performing musician find a way to perform, so that playing or singing are easier and kinder to your body.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Jazz and Rock Guitar Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the guitarist. This ebook does two things. It borrows from all of the different guitar styles and describes how to create the most effortless technique on the jazz and rock guitars. It also goes into detail on how to use the shoulder strap and the pick with ease and comfort. It is the intention of this ebook to help the jazz and rock guitarist find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the guitar. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically, psychologically, and posturally on the guitar, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the guitar is easier to play and kinder to the body.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Singing (Singers’) Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the singer. It is the intention of this ebook to help the singer create a personal technique and posture in singing that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to sing. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally in singing, and to assist you in finding a way to sing, so that singing is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Has to Offer Singers; Posture: Standing and Sitting; Direction (head leading the spine into lengthening); Support; The Jaw and Neck; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, Breathing, and Expression; Inhibition and Singing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Whole Body Guided Release before Singing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and Singing as a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Tuba Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the tuba player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the tuba player create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the tuba. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the tuba, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the tuba is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Arms and Legs in Detail; Direction (how to be fully upright); The Jaw; Arms, Fingers, and Shoulders; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Weightlifting (Working Out)

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the weightlifter. It is the intention of this ebook to help the weightlifter create a personal technique and posture in working out that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to lift. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally in weightlifting, and to assist you in finding a way to lift, so that working out is easier and kinder to the body. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to do the most common lifts in the weight room, with free weight and on machines. The sections of this article are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Weightlifters; Posture in Weightlifting; Guided Whole Body Release before You Lift; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The following lifts in detail – Squats, Leg Press, Leg Extensions, Leg Curls, Adductor Machine, Abductor Machine, Calves, Abdominals (crunches), Bench Press, Shoulder Press Machine, Upright Rows, Lat Pull Machine, Biceps Curl, and Triceps.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Artists’ Painting Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the artist. It is the intention of this ebook to help the artist create a personal technique and posture that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to paint. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally as you paint, and to assist you in finding a way to paint, so that painting is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Artists; Posture: Standing and Sitting; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (how to have a lengthening spine); Inhibition and Painting (letting go of bad habits); Opposition at the Canvas (not collapsing into the canvas); Down in Painting (painting with lightness); Whole Body Guided Release before Painting; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; Accuracy; and As a Gift (painting with love).

An Alexander Technique Approach to Bicycle Riding

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the cyclist. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to make changes to how you ride, so that you can ride with mechanically advantageous body use. It describes how to ride without harming your body, whether you are competing or not. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Cyclists; Posture (upright, seated over the handlebars, and off the seat); Back Back (not collapsing the back); From the Calves, Psoas, Hamstrings, and Quadriceps; Abdominals to the Back; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (decompressed spine in riding); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Using a Bicycle Trainer for Technique; Working with the Bicycle; Guided Whole Body Release before Cycling; and Effortless Cycling and Riding in the Zone.

Yoga and the Alexander Technique Principles of Good Body Use

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the yoga student. It is the intention of this ebook to help the yoga student create a personal technique and posture in doing yoga that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to do the asanas. It is also the purpose of this ebook to help you, as you go into and sustain the asanas, to use them to release the effects of fear and tension out of your musculature. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally in yoga, and to assist you in finding a way to do the poses, so that doing the asanas is easier and kinder to the body. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Students of Yoga; Posture: Standing and Lying Down; Breathing; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Inhibition (letting go of habits that don’t work); Accuracy (trusting yourself to do the asanas with precision); Sixteen Asanas Alexanderized in Descriptive Detail; Three Essays on Asanas with Spirit.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Walking Effortlessly

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the walker. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to make changes to how you walk, so that you can walk with mechanically advantageous body use. It describes how to walk without harming your body. The sections of this article are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Walkers; Posture; Knees Forwards and Up; Back Back (not arching the back); Walking in Detail; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (full upright decompressed walking); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Walking on a Treadmill; Guided Whole Body Release before You Walk; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; and Effortless Walking and the Zone.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Harpsichord Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the harpsichord player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the harpsichordist find a personal technique and posture at the harpsichord that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the harpsichord. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically, psychologically, and posturally at the harpsichord, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the harpsichord is easier to play and kinder to your body.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Banjo Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the banjo player. This article does two things. It borrows from the classical guitar technique and describes how to create the most effortless technique on the banjo. It also goes into detail on how to use the shoulder strap and the finger picks with ease and comfort. It is the intention of this ebook to help the banjo player find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the banjo. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically, psychologically, and posturally on the banjo, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the banjo is easier to play and kinder to the body.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Meditation

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the meditator. It is the intention of this ebook to help the meditator create a personal technique and posture in sitting that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to meditate. It is also the purpose of this ebook to help you, as you sit for long periods of time, to be able to be pain-free and to release the effects of fear and tension out of your musculature. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually in meditation, and to assist you in finding a way to meditate that is easier and kinder to the body. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Meditators; Posture: Chair or Full Lotus; Breathing; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Inhibition (letting go of habits that don’t work); Guided Whole Body Release before Meditating; Non-doing in Meditation (letting go of what isn’t being); Inhibition Applied to Everything; Meditation, Alexander Technique, and Enlightenment; and Meditating as a Gift for God, Yourself, and Everyone.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Performing Musicians and Exercise

This ebook looks at an Alexander Technique approach to using exercise to enhance your abilities on your instrument or in singing. If done with Alexander Technique principles, exercise can assist in creating good postural use and great technique on your instrument. The sections of this ebook are Running, Swimming, Yoga, and Weightlifting. This ebook is filled concepts that will help you the performing musician exercise in a way that will enhance your playing or singing, so that performing is easier and kinder to your body.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Swimming

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the swimmer. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to make changes to how you swim in all four strokes, so that you can swim with mechanically advantageous body use. It describes how to swim without harming your body, whether you are competing or not. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Swimmers; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (head leading a lengthening body); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Guided Whole Body Release before You Swim; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; Effortless Swimming, Orders of Allowance, and the Zone; The Four Swim Strokes in Detail: Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, and Backstroke.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Mandolin Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the mandolin player. It borrows from the classical guitar technique and describes how to create the most effortless technique on the mandolin for the left hand. It also goes into detail on how to use a shoulder strap painlessly. It also describes how to use the pick with ease, the ultimate speed, and comfort. It is the intention of this ebook to help the mandolin player find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the mandolin. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically, psychologically, and posturally on the mandolin, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the mandolin is easier to play and kinder to the body.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

Using the Alexander Technique to End Chronic Pain

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and using your body well in activities to assist the person in chronic pain find a way to hurt less and less and potentially stop hurting all together. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally as you move or sit, and to assist you in finding a way to use your body, so that doing things is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Has to Offer the Person in Chronic Pain; Posture: Standing, Sitting, and Lying Down; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (fully upright decompressed posture); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Pure Observation; Trusting Yourself in the Things You Do; Truly Felt Pain is Intolerable; Guided Whole Body Release First Thing in the Morning or before a Specialized Activity; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; and Releasing Your Chronic Pain as a Gift to Yourself.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Psychotherapy

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and using your body well in activities, to assist the person in emotional pain find an easier and kinder way to heal. The Alexander Technique does this by having your posture back up your return to emotional and psychological health and peace. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally as you move or sit, and to assist you in finding a way to use your body, so that doing all things is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers the Person in Psychotherapy; Posture: Standing, Sitting, Lying Down, and Walking; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (fully upright decompressed posture); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Pure Observation; Trusting Yourself in the Things You Do; Truly Felt Pain is Intolerable; Releasing Your Physical and Emotional Pain as a Gift to Yourself.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Soccer

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the soccer player. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Soccer Players; Posture; Lifting Your Legs in Running and Juggling the Ball; Running Described in Detail; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (fully decompressed spine); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Running and Ball Control Looking Down; Opposition to the Ball; Guided Whole Body Release before You Play Soccer; and Accuracy, in the Zone, and Seeing without Looking. It is the intention of this ebook to help the soccer player find a personal technique and posture in the game that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play soccer. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you find a way to play soccer, so that the game is easier to play and is kinder to your body.

Tai Chi and the Alexander Technique Principles of Good Body Use

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the tai chi practitioner to move in the mechanically most advantageous way. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers the Tai Chi Practitioner; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Inhibition and Moving (letting go of bad habits); Moving Incredibly Slowly with Balance and Release; Legs and Not Tucking the Pelvis; Guided Whole Body Release before Doing Tai Chi; and As a Gift. It is the intention of this article to help the tai chi practitioner find a personal technique and posture in doing tai chi that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to do tai chi. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you find a way to do tai chi, so that tai chi is easier to do and is kinder to your body.

An Alexander Technique Approach to the Martial Arts

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the martial artist. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers the Martial Artist; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Legs; Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Guided Whole Body Release before Practicing or Competing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; Accuracy and in the Zone. It is the intention of this article to help the martial artist find a personal technique and posture in doing the martial arts that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to do the martial arts. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you find a way to do the martial arts, so that the martial arts are easier on your body, and speed is reflexive and effortless.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Focal Dystonia

This is an ebook that incorporates changes in beliefs and the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to help the performer with focal dystonia get out of trouble. It is the intention of this ebook to help the performer with focal dystonia find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play and to heal your focal dystonia. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically, posturally, and attitudinally on your instrument that has caused focal dystonia, so that your instrument is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Performers with Focal Dystonia; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Head, Neck, and Instrument; Pure Observation; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Focal Dystonia (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Arms Move the Hands; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Acting (Actors’) Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great acting technique to assist the actor. It is the intention of this ebook to help the actor create a personal technique and posture that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous ways to act without sacrificing your body. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally as you act, and to assist you in finding a way to act, so that acting is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Actors; Going for It; Breathing and Shoulders; Posture; Legs (pelvis and hip joints, the standing dance, and the knees); Direction (how to have a lengthening spine); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); The Jaw; Guided Whole Body Release; Acting in Opposition to the Other Actors and Audience; Harsh Postures and the Body’s Use in Acting; As a Gift (acting with love); and Faith in Your Future as a Successful Actor.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Back Pain

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and using your body well in activities to assist the person in back pain find a way to hurt less and less and potentially stop hurting all together. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally as you move or sit etc., and to assist you in finding a way to use your body, so that doing things is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Has to Offer the Person in Back Pain; Posture: Standing, Sitting, and Lying Down; Seated, Sitting Down and Standing Up; Squatting, Picking Something Up, and Leg Press; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (fully upright decompressed posture); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Back Back (not arching your back); Guided Whole Body Release; Trusting Yourself in the Things You Do; Truly Felt Pain is Intolerable; and Releasing Your Back Pain as a Gift to Yourself.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Archery

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the archer. It is the intention of this ebook to help the archer create a personal technique and posture on the bow that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to shoot the arrows with extraordinary precision. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally in archery, and to assist you in finding a way to use the bow, so that archery is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Archers; Posture (Archery Oblique Stance); Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Archery (letting go of bad habits); The Whole Body Draws the Bow in Opposition with Direction; Guided Whole Body Release before Using the Bow; Accuracy; Competing without Competing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; and As a Gift (archery given as a gift to yourself and others).

An Alexander Technique Approach to Driving a Car

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great body use to assist the driver. It is the intention of this ebook to help the driver create a personal technique and posture in the car that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to drive. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally as you drive, and to assist you in finding a way to drive, so that the driving is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Drivers; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; The Pedals; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Driving (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Whole Body Guided Release before Driving a Long Distance.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Target Practice with a Rifle

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the marksman. It is the intention of this ebook to help the marksman create a personal technique and posture with the rifle that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to shoot with extraordinary precision. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally in target practice, and to assist you in finding a way to use the rifle, so that target practice is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Marksmen; Posture (target stance); Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); The Whole Body Shoots the Rifle in Opposition with Direction; Guided Whole Body Release before Target Practice; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; Accuracy; Competing without Competing; and As a Gift (target practice given as a gift to yourself and others).

An Alexander Technique Approach to Lute Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the lutenist. I’m bringing my experience as a guitar student at the Royal College of Music, where I studied with John Williams and Carlos Bonell. I also studied lute. It is the intention of this ebook to help the lutenist find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the lute. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically, psychologically, and posturally on the lute, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the lute is easier to play and kinder to the body.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Viola da Gamba (Viol) Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the viol player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the viol player find a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the viol. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the viol, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the viol is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Viol Players; Posture; Head, Neck, and Viola da Gamba; Left Arm; Right Arm; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performer Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Using the Elliptical Trainer

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist in using the trainer. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to make changes to how you use the trainer, so that you can use it with mechanically advantageous body use. It describes how to use the elliptical trainer without harming your body. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Elliptical Users; Posture; Lifting your Heels; Back Back (not arching the back); Spiraling; From the Calves, Psoas, and Hamstrings; Abdominals to the Back; All Together; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (full upright decompressed gliding); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); On the Elliptical Trainer; Guided Whole Body Release before You Use the Trainer; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; and Effortless Use of the Elliptical Trainer, Orders of Allowance, and in the Zone.

Using the Alexander Technique to Move Better after a Stroke than You Did before the Stroke

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great body use to assist the person who has had a stroke to find a way to move with ease, and potentially greater coordination than they did before the stroke. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally as you move, and to assist you in finding a way to use your body, so that doing things is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Has to Offer the Person Who Has Had a Stroke; Inhibition (letting go of the habits that don’t work); Posture; Walking; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (fully upright decompressed posture); Pure Observation; Regaining Strength with Coordination; Trusting Yourself in the Things You Do; Guided Whole Body Release First Thing in the Morning or before a Specialized Activity; and Moving Better than Ever as a Gift to Yourself.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great body use to assist the person who has Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis to find a way to move with ease, and potentially greater coordination than they did before the diseases. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally as you move, and to assist you in finding a way to use your body, so that doing things is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Has to Offer the Person Who Has Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis; Inhibition (letting go of the habits that don’t work); Posture; Walking; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (fully upright decompressed posture); Pure Observation; Using a Stationary Bicycle to Enhance Posture and Movement; Regaining Strength with Coordination; Trusting Yourself in the Things You Do, Even When You Can’t Do Them as Well; Guided Whole Body Release First Thing in the Morning or before a Specialized Activity; and Moving Better as a Gift to Yourself.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Soprano Saxophone Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the soprano saxophone player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the saxophonist create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the saxophone. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the saxophone, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the saxophone is easier to play and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Arms and Fingers; The Jaw; Neck Strap; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Accuracy; Slow and Fast Playing, Fragments and Focal Dystonia; Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

An Alexander Technique Approach to Alto Saxophone Technique

This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the alto saxophone player. It is the intention of this ebook to help the saxophonist create a personal technique and posture on the instrument that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play the saxophone. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally on the alto saxophone, and to assist you in finding a way to play your instrument, so that the saxophone is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Musical Performers; Posture: Sitting and Standing; Torso, Shoulders, Arms, and Breathing; Direction (how to be fully upright); Arms and Fingers; The Jaw; Neck Strap; Inhibition and Playing (letting go of bad habits); Whole Body Guided Release before Practicing or Performing; Accuracy When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The Reasons Why Performers Resist Releasing Poor Physical Habits; and As a Gift.
There is a also a section that is COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS IN THE ORDER WRITTEN.

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Judith Pfeiffer January 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Dear Ethan Kind,
I am so excited to have found you! I am a classical pianist and have been working through the different elements of playing and practicing and performing with all its aspects for years. I just purchased your PDF and can’t wait to read it. Did I have to specify which one I wanted? I thought I was signing up for the one on piano playing/performance but not sure…. These two would also be of interest to me (but I am only able to purchase one at this point…)
Musical Performance and Letting Go of Beliefs that Limit You
Going for it in Musical Performance: Alexander Technique Guidelines and Other Considerations
Looking forward to hearing and reading from you,
Judith

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ethankind January 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Thank you very much and feel free to contact me with any Alexander Technique and piano technique questions, after you’ve read the ebook.
Ethan

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Nikoletta Földessy February 26, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Dear Ethan Kind
I’ve been studying Alexander technique for 4 years. I will be graduating this year. The subject matter of my thesis is the practical application of the Alexander Technique in the everyday work of the massage therapists.
I live in Budapest, Hungary.
The reason of my message is that I’ve been working in this field for about ten years now, and I’ve been always seeking out methods that could make my work more effective.
My first question is if you know any papers/articles that shows studies in this field, on how the Alexander Technique and massage therapy could work in conjunction.
Second interested me yours e/book: An Alexander Technique Approach to Massage and Rolfing.
Thank you
Nikoletta

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ethankind February 26, 2017 at 6:03 pm

You can buy the ebook from me that is an Alexander Technique Approach to Massage and Rolfing. It will give you a lot of great ideas on how to take care of yourself as you give massages.
Ethan Kind

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Isobel Rose April 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm

Hi ethan
I am after a book on banjo technique. I have developed annas (unusual) tricep injury from holding it.
Which book is the right one. I also play mandolin but I imagine the knowledge could be adapted from the banjo technique. Do tell if I am on the wrong track.
Look froward to hearing from you
Cheerio

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ethankind April 18, 2017 at 7:31 pm

Buy the banjo ebook, and it should really help. Also, I’ll answer any questions you have after you read the ebook on banjo; and any questions on the mandolin.

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