A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique
My first book, Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique, with a foreword by Sir Colin Davis, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1997.
- The French version, titled La Technique Alexander pour les Musiciens, was published by Alexitère Editions in the summer of 2000.
- The German version, titled Alexander-Technik für Musiker, was published in the summer of 2002 by Bosse Verlag, an imprint of the venerable music publishers Bärenreiter Verlag.
- The Japanese version is published by Shunjusha.
The book has been very well received, and its English version is in its sixth printing. Would you like to read some reviews?
The book is in three parts, covering the basic principles of the Alexander Technique, its practical procedures, and its applications to music-making. The Introduction is agood starting point both for readers who are already familiar with the Technique and for those who are coming to it for the first time.
To have an idea about the scope of the book and its scholarship, you might like to peruse its Index.
In the United Kingdom, the book is readily available from book stores; from the book-selling service of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT); and from regular online book sellers (www.amazon.co.uk).