NOTE: This book contains the same information as Critical Factors for Practice and Conditioning, plus some additional material specific to musicians and dancers. It was re-released under that title because many people assumed this book was only for musicians and dancers, which it is not. The information in this book applies to everyone who wants to learn how to more effectively, efficiently, and safely exercise and practice to improve their ability to perform any activity.
Please don’t let the title of Music and Dance throw you. It is not—as some conclude—merely for musicians and dancers. It's about increasing functional ability—mostly muscular strength—for any human. So if you are a musician, or if you aspire to be a musician, or if you have clients who are musicians, or if you know a musician, or if you have ever listened to music, you need the information in this book to apply effective and safe exercise.
Since the mid-1970s, Ken has been developing Music and Dance to warn the musical arts world as they have succumbed to the same head trash as the typical coaches, athletes, exercise physiologists, and doctors. The study of this material is a tool to protect you and your influences from the common gibberish that rules exercise circles. So arm yourself and learn the history of how things became so incredibly crass.
In Music and Dance, Ken graphically explains inroad so that it is easily grasped and re-
explained to anyone. Inroad is the fundamental process of exercise and must be
understood before other discussions, debates, and theories of exercise can be explored.
• Special Chapters on Skill Training
• The Most Efficient Practice Approaches
• Daniel Coyle's Fallacies
• The Functional Ability Argument
• Achieving Maximum Cardiac Perfusion
• The Lurid History of Exercise Physiology
• Genetic Factors and Limitations
• Injury Prevention
• The Myth of Diaphragmatic Breathing
• Distinctive Language in Music Pedagogy
• Strength and Endurance for Top Performance
• Exercise Programs with Minimum Equipment
• Things That All Great Athletes and Coaches Should Know, but Don't
It is preferred that you purchase Music and Dance here, however, if you wish to view the table of contents go to seriousexercise.com.
Music and Dance (digital version)…470 pages
Music and Dance (hard copy) … 512 pages is available only at seriousexercise.com.
Ken Hutchins can be contacted at Ken@SeriousExercise.com
"This book is for everyone, not just musicians and dancers. If you want to learn the safest and most efficient way to exercise and practice to improve physical performance of any kind you should read Music and Dance." —Drew Baye