Andover Educators

What Every Violinist Needs to Know about the Body

By Jennifer Johnson
GIA Publications

What Every Violinist Needs to Know About the Body (WEV) is a comprehensive volume on using Body Mapping to help violinists prevent injury and develop the physical freedom and sensitivity needed for mastery of the instrument. Beginning with the fundamental concepts of how and why musicians move, this book presents a detailed explanation of Body Mapping accompanied by numerous illustrations. Especially helpful is Chapter 8, devoted to common mis-mappings and myths in violin playing. This chapter exposes more than 50 misconceptions and provides helpful remedies. THE STRAD MAGAZINE had this to say about WEV: “The explanations make this book essential reading for violinists wishing to avoid strain and improve performance.”

Available at GIA Publications