-Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)quote:The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body.
Although not specifically designed for musicians, the system of movement and bodily kinesthetics developed by Ukrainian-born engineer Moshe Feldenkrais over fifty years ago appeals to many instrumentalists and vocalists. 'Awareness Through Movement' and 'Functional Integration' are the two main concepts: students are guided through precise, natural, sequences while at the same time fostering a deep awareness of how the individual is moving. Unwanted habits are identified and gradually changed into 'healthy, dynamic, patterns of motion'.
Many Feldenkrais instructors have extensive training in music and dance, and are able to help instrumentalists 'choreograph' themselves through musical pieces similar to the way a dancer would through a routine.
-George Eliot (1819-1880)quote:I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
From Whole Note magazine March 2005
Dear friends, amazingly this post topic could go in the Music circle, the Know-Thyself circle, the Healthy Lifestyles circle, or here in the Classic Prose circle. Well, as I have always believed, music permeates everything!
Love and light being, Teo