Musicians truly are “athletes of the small muscles.” And like athletes, we sustain injuries.
Sometimes these injuries are from a specific event. Frequently, however, these injuries are a result of multiple factors that converge to knock a player out of commission for a long time…or for good!
How can we keep from getting injured? And if we do get injured, what can we do to work through it and prevent it from happening again?
That’s what we dig into in today’s episode.
We feature excerpts from the following past podcast guests:
- Randy Kertz
- Nina DeCesare
- Lloyd Goldstein
- Robin Kesselman
- Nash Tomey
- Susan Wulff
- Scott Devine
- Leigh Mesh
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Contrabass Conversations production team:
- Jason Heath, host
- Michael Cooper and Steve Hinchey, audio editing
- Mitch Moehring, audio engineer
- Trevor Jones, publication and promotion
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