by Jonathan Galland
Where are your hands right now?
Chances are they are on, or very near, a keyboard.
Or mouse, or touch-screen.
Which means that a book called “Hands on a Keyboard: A Guide for Musicians and Computer Users” is talking about you. About me. About all of us and how we live now.
It is also about musicians who use a keyboard and other instruments.
So whether you use a laptop, an ipad, iphone or a piano, you need to be aware of how you use the most important operating system in the world—your own body.
Think about it—you replace your gadgets every few years. But how often do you upgrade your body?
Learning how to use a computer or musical instrument in a more healthy way—now that is a good idea.
It is like a master class from two artists skilled at the art of making the human body perform better.
Hands on a Keyboard: A Guide for Musicians and Computer Users
By Shmuel Tatz, PT, PhD & Vladimir Mayoroff, MD
About the Authors
Shmuel Tatz, PT, PhD, is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist. His studies and experience encompass almost 40 years and three continents. He has extensive experience with sports injuries and has worked with the Soviet Olympic team and many performing artists including Isaac Stern, Lou Reed, and Kathleen Turner.
Dr. Tatz is the author of 2 books, over 50 articles, and his work has been featured in publications and broadcasts including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Life Style Magazine, Fox, and A&E. He practices Physical Therapy in his Body Tuning Studio in New York City.
Vladimir Mayoroff, MD, is a professional musician and a physician. In 1958 he graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music in Vilnius, Lithuania, and in 1971 he graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine in Lithuania. His extensive experience in teaching music, along with his medical background, has enabled him to focus on and discover significant reasons for the occurrence of diseases and disorders in the hands of professional musicians. Dr. Mayoroff is a noted author and guest lecturer at international conferences.
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