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Postural Kinematics of Trumpet Playing


Copyright 2024, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Bejjani, F.
Journal Title: Journal of Biomechanics
Date Published: 1989
Language: English
Category: Multiple Medical Disorders
Key Words: posture kinematics trumpet performance musician biomechanics
Full Citation: Bejjani, Fadi Joseph, N. Halpern. Postural Kinematics of Trumpet Playing. Journal of Biomechanics 22, no. 5 (1989): 439-46.
Full Abstract: The effects of anthropometry (the science that deals with the measurement of the size, weight, and proportions of the human body) on body posture of trumpeters playing in a standing position. Sixteen virtuosi trumpeters were photographed while hitting three notes (low c, high f, and high f sustained) during performance of musical tasks. Earlier results showed that the musical task had no effect on playing posture. The importance of anthropometric variables in playing the more demanding notes indicate that anthropometry may act to constrain the trumpeter's performance.