Performance Injury - Road to Recovery

Alan's video diary as he goes though recovery process (herniated discs in neck)


person Alan Fraser

video_library 16 Episodes

schedule 2 hours 15 minutes 38 seconds

Updated: 5 years ago


Episode 1

Retrain Sensory Motor System

The MRI shows 4 herniated discs in Alan's neck. His self-healing strategy: feed new info into the sensory-motor system

access_time7 minutes 41 seconds


Episode 2

Adjustment of Posture in the Functional Sense

vs. mechanical sense and all that applied to piano

access_time5 minutes 21 seconds


Episode 3

What is the Function

Don't follow the finger down into the key

access_time5 minutes 57 seconds


Episode 4

The Hand - Body Relationship

We not only need to radiate the stand up motion throughout the body but also look into hand body relationship

access_time5 minutes 32 seconds


Episode 5

Applying These Ideas to the Repertoire

Scriabin Op.9 No.1

access_time8 minutes 53 seconds


Episode 6

Individuation of the Sound

The hand has this amazing capacity to individuate parts of itself from within

access_time6 minutes 24 seconds


Episode 7

Thumb Corkscrew Action

Creates a moving entity

access_time3 minutes 21 seconds


Episode 8

Well Organized and Integrated Posture

Where the kinematic chain goes from finger tip through the neck into the core

access_time11 minutes 5 seconds


Episode 9

Taking the Pressure Off the Neck

Cramped shoulders and how Tai Chi helps with that

access_time6 minutes 45 seconds


Episode 10

Remove The Bad Neuro Motor Patterns

and focal dystonia might just go away

access_time7 minutes 38 seconds


Episode 11

A Specific Degree of Muscle Tonus

Alan is talking about specific type of tonus on the fingers complementary to the tonus of the thumb

access_time6 minutes 35 seconds


Episode 12

Palm in Contact with the Keys

Alan says he can "sense through" the keyboard better if his palm is down, touching the keys. Notice that he still maintains the hand structure even though his palm is flat

access_time5 minutes 45 seconds


Episode 13

Curling without any Tension

There is a way of not dis-empowering the MCP and really making it work

access_time3 minutes 31 seconds


Episode 14

Play Mephisto Waltz from Injured Point of View

In other words, really dissect the score and learn it in a way that cultivates healing of Alan's injury

access_time9 minutes 48 seconds


Episode 15

Mephisto Waltz Rockets

Alan is attempting to not only avoid the injury but actually heal his shoulder by approaching this segment properly

access_time23 minutes 36 seconds


Episode 16

Injury Journal - Diaphragm Hip Joint Shoulder Hand

Latest update from Alan on his injury (April 2019)

access_time17 minutes 46 seconds