For more information and further study
This primer for all musicians provides a reliable base for a lifetime of playing and singing. The principles in these pages are the elemental foundation of music education, and will protect a musician from injury, promote the physical freedom and sensitivity needed for technical mastery, and secure the embodied intelligence that grounds musical power and subtlety. Musicians teaching from these principles will see their students thrive. Students studying and restudying these pages will delight in their enhanced performance. This book also serves as the text of a six-hour course on Body Mapping for musicians developed by Barbara Conable.
What’s New in the Revised Edition? Created with the input of experienced Licensed Body Mapping Educators, and led by Body Mapping expert Bridget Jankowski, this revision includes:
Updated and enlarged images—big enough for coloring.
Streamlined and clarified content based on new science.
An updated format that follows the associated Body Mapping course more closely.
Additional room for notes at the end of each section.
Knowledge from the scientific community continues to inform the work of the Association for Body Mapping Education. The book’s associated Body Mapping course of the same name has evolved over the past two decades, and an updated text for the course will be a valuable resource for novice and seasoned Body Mapping Educators alike.
Bridget Jankowski's first book is an easy-to-read, pastoral introduction to Body Mapping that will interest musicians of all abilities and experience. Like the popular What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body by Barbara Conable, this book offers principles that will protect a pastoral musician from injury, promote the physical freedom and sensitivity for technical mastery, and secure the embodied intelligence that grounds musical power and subtlety.
This book also offers a deeper understanding of the connectedness between the pastoral music minister and the assembly, the shared purpose of celebrating the Mass together, and the complete awareness necessary to be fully present to oneself, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord. As author Bridget Jankowski states, “we can’t be fully present to the Lord until we are fully present to ourselves.”
An extensive list can be found
at bodymap.org, the website for the
Association for Body Mapping Education.
Should understandng the body be a priority in music education?
Licensed Body Mapping Educator
Vanessa Mulvey, LBME
by Dr. Richard Nichols
Chair of Applied Physiology at Georgia Tech