A couple of weeks ago, friends started sharing a video on Facebook about injuries in musicians. In thirteen sentences the minute-long video mentions some of the issues that musicians suffer within the body and the beliefs around this.
It’s very important to address musicians’ injuries and talk about them. Then we can understand, avoid, and treat these problems efficiently, and better understand our profession.
My intention in the next five points is to think in a more detailed way about the content of this video. Since this video is in Spanish, I have translated it to English:
1) Video: “To be a musician demands great discipline that may cause injuries.”
Certainly, studying and playing music requires discipline. We need to set and follow our personal schedules to practice, have rehearsal(s), attend different classes or teaching, and do all the things we have to do in our personal lives outside the musical context. We need to become organized with our time and in the ways that we practice.
However, discipline is not the cause of developing an injury. Continue reading Examining Video: Injuries in Musicians