hello,
i'm wondering if anyone experiences pain between the shoulder blades when they play out or jamming with others. it seems like i get it when i'm really pressing to do my best and even when i try to relax it seems to come back. this is probably because i tilt my head down and look at the keys when playing solos. has anyone ever gone through this? is the answer posture or stop looking at the keyboard? i haven't had classical lessons in a long time but don't remember having problems like this back then.  
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all you need to do is relax your shoulders.  it's bad form to hunch your shoulders up and hang your head low. doing that guarantees back and related pains. keep your head up high and your eyes on the people playing with you, and when you solo, look up instead of down.  once you've tightened those muscles up, trying to relax while you're playing isn't going to help much. relaxing from the beginning is the key.
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