Back pain?

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FLflutist
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Back pain?

Post by FLflutist » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:38 pm

I'm not sure if it's from the stress from playing or holding my flute wrong. Lately I've been getting this pain in the upper-left portion of my back after rehersals, which usually last from 1 to 2 and a half hours. A friend of mine (who is in everything I'm in) is feeling the same thing.

Anyone else ever feel this?

rocky
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Post by rocky » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:24 pm

I haven't had that problem UNLESS I've been playing a straight alto. Perhaps you need to deliberately go through some relaxation exercises before playing (and maybe during!). Sounds like you might be tensing up.

Also, if you are a tiny person, you might consider a curved headjoint for your flute.

Just some ideas.

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