Focal Dystonia

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by bamajazzlady, Mar 26, 2013.

Experienced Focal Dystonia

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
  1. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

    May 16, 2011
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    If someone would watch me blade shave in the morning, I'm sure you'd say the faces I make in the mirror are weird, albeit my daughter used to think I was funny faced as made my day mentally. Still, physiologically with muscle controlled movements and finger massage as I shave, I don't believe I've missed any embouchure "exercise" that Katie suggested, except she omitted the scream gasp. OK, so I'm also now an avid user of P.E.T.E. and I am perceptive of the isometric resistance technique for muscle development and maintenance. No mention of such by Katie.
  3. jongorrie

    jongorrie Pianissimo User

    May 9, 2010
    Yes, I had focal dystonia for several years. I was told it was incurable. However, after much study, experimenting and retraining, I solved my own FD and play better and more freely now than before the dystonia struck - FD is a condition which can be resolved! I've recently started a website with more information on musicians focal dystonia. I hope the information there is useful for you.

    The link to the site is:
  4. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

    Jul 5, 2010
    Vienna, Austria, Europe
    A friend of mine suffered badly from FD - had to give up trumpet playing (he was a fully fledged professional with the Hugo Strasser Band, one of Europe's most prestigious dance bands), lost his job accordingly and was reduced to being a travelling salesmand for shoddy rip-off companies... last time I heard of him, he was selling copper wire mattresses "protecting against alien terra rays" to gullible pensioners... so, take it seriously and avoid it!

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