- Playing (less) Hurt - An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians (Revised Edition) by Janet Horvath
- Cellist Janet Horvath has written a readable and comprehensive guide for all concerned with pain in musical work: professional and amateur musicians, teachers and students, doctors and therapists. An essential book for all musicians to play better and feel better.
The 2009 edition of Playing (less) Hurt is a readable and comprehensive guide and reference for all concerned with pain in musical work. Professional and amateur musicians, teachers and students, doctors and therapists will all find this popular book helpful. This book is essential for all musicians. String, keyboard, percussion, harp, brass, wind, jazz, and rock players will play better and feel better.
As a professional symphony orchestra musician, a soloist and chamber musician, the author, Janet Horvath, became a trail-blazer in the music world by openly speaking and writing about the physical stresses she and many other musicians have experienced. She has contributed importantly to improvements in working conditions and in awareness for musicians‚Äô work-related ailments and their prevention. She has written numerous articles which have appeared in National and International publications including the Strad Magazine, Strings, and The Suzuki Association of Americas Journal and she has been the subject of numerous interviews.