The 2009 Revised Edition of the acclaimed book, Playing (less) Hurt | An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians has been recently updated! ________________________________________New in the 2009 Edition:~ Extended Chapter on Hearing~ Information for Classroom Music Teachers~ Training and Education Resource Listings~ Information for Jazz and Rock Musicians~ Photos of Woodwinds, Ergonomic Products, and other Instrument Modifications~ Latest Research and Resources Fully Updated!________________________________________This one-of-a-kind guide and reference for all concerned with pain in musical work: professional and amateur musicians, teachers and students, doctors and therapists, and musicians from jazz to classical. ________________________________________This book is essential for all musicians. String, percussion, harp, brass and wind players, will play better and feel better. ________________________________________ Musicians face many challenges: a highly competitive environment,performance anxiety, demanding repertoire, years of solitary practice, endless repetiton and awkward postures. The hectic pace of rehearsals and performances when added to the mix often results in the very real risk of physical pain and injury. ________________________________________ Readers will learn how to protect themselves with suggestions for warming up and cooling down, stretching and strengthening, safe practicing, pacing, sensible choosing and set-up of instruments and rehabilitation and work hardening. ________________________________________ Newly added is a chapter on hearing protection. Also included is an extensive resource guide listing what is available to help musicians including props, splints, orthotics, and tools, clinics, websites and books. Playing (less) Hurt is filling an important need spurring more interest in the field of performing arts medicine and professional orchestras and teachers are becoming more proactive in working to prevent injuries. ________________________________________ Playing (less) Hurt is a comprehensive and readable guide full of sensible and valuable suggestions while being entertaining and humorous even for the youngest reader.