Body Mapping for Musicians 2
This course is a continuation of Body Mapping for Musicians 1 and introduces the study of human anatomy for the purpose of developing the awareness of our bodies in movement. The major aim of this course is to attain the embodiment of the knowledge acquired during the class. The process used to acquire this embodied understanding can be a lifelong process for self-study. This course explores how the body mapping process can be used to optimize the function of our bodies in movement and performance. Improved movement leads to healthier and improved instrumental and vocal technique. While students study "parts" (bones, joints, muscles, etc.), the goal of the course is a deeper intellectual understanding and embodied sense of an integrated whole beyond basic anatomy. Students use various modalities to deepen their knowledge, including books, videos, models, and self-study through palpation and movement. Students have opportunities to apply the principles learned in in-class musical performances.