The shoulders of the cellist
This subject is a must for a professional cellist (but not only)!Athletes have a shorter performance career than musicians, but we are the one who talk the less about muscles, joints, biomechanics, pain and injuries.
SCAPULA SUPPORT AND MOVEMENT
Understanding the use and the motion of the scapula is one of the most important topics for a professional topics. Why? Because you want to put the minimum effort in your playing, find freedom in movement, and have a long and healthy career.
By having a good support and good use of your shoulder you can...
- Back and neck pain
Your sound: when your arm gets a good support, you get a lot more weight and power on your bow, through a good use of levers. Minimum effort.
The mobility of your arm and fingers, the technique of your left hand.
Your technique will improve drastically, I have experienced it on myself, but also with all the cellists who came to work with me on that topic.
Scapula winging happens when your scapula does not have good muscles support. It leads to a loss of power in your arm, sometimes causing tendonitis in your elbow, or shoulder, it and can be the source of considerable pain, headache and pain in your trapeze and neck.
SHOULDERS AND CELLO PLAYING