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Sydney Menees

July 8, 2005 at 1:43 AM

Whew...It's over. The grueling first day of CD recording. My teacher decided to record New World (10 min. song by M. McLean) first, so we would be fresh. Right now I am hunched over my keyboard. My spine is too tired to keep my back straight.

As you may have seen from a previous entry, I predicted that New World would take 6.5 hours. Well, I was wrong. It took 8 hours and yes, we only recorded one song today. Because it will take longer than this every day, I was wondering if any of you fellow violinists have any suggestions to prevent an aching back? Hope you guys will let me know. Thanks!

From Danielle Gauthier
Posted on July 8, 2005 at 2:21 PM

and lots of it

oooooooo, and maybe one of those cold/hot patches from the weird commercial.

From Natasha Marsalli
Posted on July 8, 2005 at 3:46 PM
The aching back remedy for me is yoga. Especially the chakrasana pose. I dunno, see what works for you.
P.S. After a looong day of standing, take a really hot bath and eat chocolate.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on July 8, 2005 at 7:24 PM
First, relax. Recording is very intense, hard work, and you've finished it for now. Then do any stretching exercises you know, lie on the floor on your back, take an easy walk, try moist heat, and/or take ibuprofen or naproxen (Aleve). To make sure that your muscles don't freeze now, take a break every 30 minutes or so, stretch, get up and walk around, do shoulder rolls, etc. If you know someone who can rub your back, go for it.

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