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Five common causes of physical injury for violists: comments of a master teacher on approach to the instrument

Heidi Castleman
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 17 Number 3: Page 128 (September 2002)

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Abstract: When string players are injured, it may be caused by structural weaknesses, irreversible inflammatory conditions, or other physical problems. The vast majority of string player injuries, however, occur because of an unsuitable fit of equipment to the player or because of faulty playing habits.
Playing pain-free is not only essential to success as a musician, but also a necessity for the musical imagination to thrive.

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