Dr. Timothy Jameson, creator of
Musicianshealth.com is excited to announce the release of his new
book Reach For the Top!: The Musician's Guide
to Health, Wealth, and Success.
This book will be an
invaluable resource to your growth as a musician, your success in
all areas of life, and even your growth personally and spiritually!
Click here for more information.
Books on Repetitive Injuries (Click
on book to go to Barnes & Noble Bookstore)
Repetitive Strain Injuries is written by the author of
this web page, Dr. Timothy Jameson. The book provides many
non-medical alternatives to the treatment of repetitive
injuries and educational material to understand the cause
and effect of repetitive strain upon the musculoskeletal
Repetitive Strain Injury by Pascarelli, MD and Deborah Qer. Although this book examines the
plight of the computer user, it is still considered one
of the finest books available on the topic of repetitive
injuries (just behind Dr. Jameson's of course). It does
offer the "medical model" viewpoint for treatment
of these injuries, so buy Dr. Jameson's boook first to learn
how to avoid drugs and surgery.
Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book by Deborah Quilter.
This is another excellent source which examines more of
the psycho-social aspects of living with repetitive injuries,
such as coping with disabilities. Highly recommended.
The Carpal Tunnel Helpbook: Self Healing Alternatives
for Carpal Tunnel and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries
by Scott Fried, Valerie Prescott
Raise Your Voice by Jaime Vendera (breaks
glass with his voice on Mythbusters) brings us the how-to
manual to enhance vocal performance.
The Ultimate Vocal Workout Diary by Jaime
Vendera and Neil Tarvin
Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within by Kenny
Werner Paperback book and CD set. Effortless Mastery:
Liberating the Master Musician Within is a book for any
musician who finds themselves having reached a plateau in
their development. Werner, a masterful jazz pianist in his
own right, uses his own life story and experiences to explore
the barriers to creativity and mastery of music, and in
the process reveals that "Mastery is available to everyone,"
providing practical, detailed ways to move towards greater
confidence and proficiency in any endeavor. While Werner
is a musician, the concepts presented are for every profession
or life-style where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless
thinking. Book also includes an audio CD of meditations
narrated by Kenny to help the musician reach a place of
Inner Game of Music by Barry
Timothy Gallwey By the best-selling co-author of Inner
Tennis, here's a book designed to help musicians overcome
obstacles, help improve concentration, and reduce nervousness,
allowing them to reach new levels of performing excellence
and musical artistry
Art of Practicing: The Guide to Making Music From the Heart
This landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians
about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating,
monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating
and rewarding experience. Acclaimed pianist and teacher
Madeline Bruser combines physiological and meditative principles
to help musicians release physical and mental tension and
unleash their innate musical talent.
You Are Your Instrument by Julie Lyonn Liebermann. An excellent
book which emphasizes self-help techniques to overcome postural
strains and imbalances while playing instruments.
Athletic Musician: A Guide to Playing Without Pain by
Barbara Paull and Christine Harrison. This book offers advice
on ergonomics, exercises, and injury prevention for the
The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance,
and Wellness by Gerald Klickstein.
Gerald Klickstein is a professor of music
at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is
a classical guitarist. This is an excellent book to
enhance your practicing ability, performance ability, health
and wellness, and creativity. Dr. Jameson highly
Music for the Joy of It : Enhancing Creativity Skills and
Musical Confidence by Stephanie Judy Starting from the
belief that we all have musical ability, Judy challenges
popular assumptions about musicality and shows how to remove
self-limiting beliefs and avoid frustrations as you discover
and express the musician within, whether you want to play
classical, jazz, pop, be-bob, old time, or new wave.
The Musician's Survival Manual (Not available
through B&N - call number below for ordering) This is
another excellent book written by an M.D.-musician by the
name of Richard Norris. It describes many of the different
forms of musician's injuries and offers helpful hints on
playing changes and instrument alterations of help relieve
strain. To order, call MMB Music at 1-800-543-3771 (USA/Canada)
Chiropractic Health Care
First: The Fastest Growing Healthcare Choice Before Drugs
and Surgery An excellent introductory book that explains
all aspects of chiropractic care and a little bit of its
history as well.
General Health books
Back to Prozac: What Doctors Aren't Telling You About Today's
Most Controversial Drug by Peter Breggin, M.D. This
book investigates the workings of the drug companies to
push their mega-billion dollar drug Prozac on the American
Public. If offers eye-opening case studies of people who
have been severely affected by the drug. A must for anyone
on the drug or are considering it.
Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
& Environmental Illness by Burtan Goldberg and the
Editors of Alternative Medicine Digest. This is THE source
of natural health care for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
This book explains literally hundreds of methods to overcome
these illnesses, along with some of the postulated causes.
by Bob Anderson. The authoritative guide to stretching for
the entire body. A must for every musician.