[f_minor] Glenn Gould and Dystonia

Tony Cimino tlcdma2004 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 13:19:27 PDT 2012


You are under a misconception . . . sorry. *Warm ups* are unnecessary. What
is necessary is playing with the proper technique.
Please look up : Taubman Technique
This is what you need.

As ever,

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Anita Monroe <rubatoatm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Katherine,
> This is the pianist's nightmare.  My teacher warned me about it - too much
> practicing without doing warm up exercises, not enough rest breaks, etc.  I
> try to be careful, but sometimes after a few days away from the keyboard, I
> have caused little injuries.  Mr. Guttman's advice was to STOP immediately
> and rest the hand and don't play for at least three days if there has been
> any pain. Then, do cautious exercises and gradually increase playing time.
> Regards,
> Anita
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:51 AM, <Kpapademas at aol.com> wrote:
>> **
>> Hello Everyone - If interested, see the article on dystonia mentioning
>> Glenn Gould, whose diary was descriptive on what he felt during that year
>> of crisis (1977):
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/arts/music/dystonia-which-struck-glenn-gould-and-other-musicians.html
>> Here is the original article on Glenn Gould's Hand:
>> http://www.handoc.com/Documents/GOULD_Tubiana20001.pdf
>> The topic of Gould's condition may have been discussed previously in the
>> vast annals of F_Minor, however, it may be worth revisiting as more is now
>> known about this condition that musicians seem to acquire.
>> Katherine

Tony Cimino, DMA

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