- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 16:58
- Written by Dr. Marco Brazzo
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In the last ten years the workload of the professional musicians also that of students with their exams and competitions - has grown considerably. Not always have these volume increases been translated into improved performance levels
In fact, the number of musicians who feel obliged to take drugs, and beta-blockers or to interrupt their activity because of breakdowns of any sort has grown.
Playing an instrument is a considerable physical and mental effort
During "training" a musician uses only the instrument and a music stand. Musicians doggedly tune their instruments and yet neglect their body. The result is that they play on a well-tuned instrument while their body is decidedly out of tune.
Musicians are not exempt from the physiological laws which govern the human body and so, in spite of a considerable amount of study and practice, they end up being out of form when they have to perfom the music. They increasingly fall prey to crippling ailments (such as tendinitis, lumbago, stiff neck, bad headaches and varicose veins) or even worse, suffer a nervous breakdown.