An Alexander Technique and TRICEPS Approach to Organ Technique
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the organist. It is also a keyboard technique method that teaches the organist how to use the triceps muscles of the upper arm to help the fingers play the organ, so that the fingers never have to play alone with effort. 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, psychologically, 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; Triceps Organ Technique Basics; Organ Technique Specifics; Essays for the Organist; and COLLECTED SHORT ESSAYS.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this ebook clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at www.ethankind.com and .
This book is 232 pages