Musician Dystonia: Piano exercises

Laurent Boullet

Intermediate

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The piano physiotherapist Laurent Boullet explains what is musician dystonia and its consequences. He provides techniques and exercises in order to correct it.

Musician Dystonia: Piano exercises

Laurent Boullet, the piano physiologist tells us about a disease musicians may meet in their path: the dystonia. It is characterized by the loss of control of movements on one part of the body; usually the hands for the musicians. It leads to an uncontrolled way of playing.

In this particular course, Laurent helps us to understand what is dystonia and presents various techniques and exercises to correct it.

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The main concepts taught

Definition of Dystonia

Double Scapement System

Compensation Patterns

Isolation of Fingers

The program proposed by Laurent Boullet

This course is about musician dystonia and Laurent Boullet, a piano physiologist explains you notions related to dystonia: the deprogrammation, redressement and reprogrammation. The fingering and hands exercises will help you to stabilize and control your movements.

 

Chapter

Notions

Deprogrammation

In this first chapter, Laurent tells us more about the definition of dystonia and the phase of deprogrammation.

He also explains the mechanisms of it, and gives fingering exercises who consists of isolating fingers.

After that, Laurent gives advices and exercices to try to correct fingers with compensation patterns.

Reprogrammation

In this second phase, Laurent talks about the reprogrammation and its consequences.

Focal Dystonia

This last chapter deals with the double scapement system, the overlapping, and several exercices.

Chapter

Notions

Deprogrammation

In this first chapter, Laurent tells us more about the definition of dystonia and the phase of deprogrammation.

He also explains the mechanisms of it, and gives fingering exercises who consists of isolating fingers.

After that, Laurent gives advices and exercices to try to correct fingers with compensation patterns.

Reprogrammation

In this second phase, Laurent talks about the reprogrammation and its consequences.

Focal Dystonia

This last chapter deals with the double scapement system, the overlapping, and several exercices.

A word from our teachers

Laurent Boullet thinks that it’s important to display “normal” lessons. So it could be interesting for all people, not only teachers but also students, to see the common problems that we may meet on the daily basis. We will concentrate on some difficulties and he’d like to give some comments.You organize your movements in your head mentally before you do it. When it’s mentally clear, you can do your motion much faster.