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Elements of Alexander Technique: Discovering a Natural Approach to String Playing
The Strad
  • Tomas Cotik, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-8-2016
Subjects
  • Violin music -- Instruction and study
Abstract

This article covers a wide array of techniques and simple ways in which performers of all levels can achieve a more natural approach to instrumental playing by improving ease and freedom of movement. Practicing these exercises will refine and heighten kinesthetic sensitivity offering the performer a control which is fluid and lively, enhancing performance and helping avoid unnecessary tension, pain, and potential injuries.

Description

Dr Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to the method and demonstrates techniques and exercises.

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https://youtu.be/a2wJ4om66GY

Persistent Identifier
https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25784
Citation Information
Tomas Cotik. "Elements of Alexander Technique: Discovering a Natural Approach to String Playing" The Strad (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tomas-cotik/6/