Navigation Links
Does the functionality of your small finger determine your ability to master the violin?
Date:2/4/2013

After the recorder, the violin is the instrument most commonly offered to children by state schools in the UK. The violin is a challenging instrument. Rapid, independent motion of the digital joints in the left hand is desirable. This study was conceived after an 11-year-old patient volunteered that she had given up playing the violin because of difficulty and discomfort manoeuvring the left small and ring fingers independently. On examination, she was found to have absent FDS (flexor digitorum superficialis) function in the small finger. The research investigated whether lack of inde-pendent movement of the small finger PIPJ affected the musical ability of string players. Because an anatomical variation is fixed, training and strengthening exercises will be unlikely to correct any issues of technique that arise as a result.

Professional string players were tested clinically, using standard and modified tests, for flexor digitorum superficialis function. Two additional physical tests were applied: the gap and stretch tests. The research confirms that elite violinists and viola players usually have independent FDS function. Based on the outcome of this study, a recommendation could be made for children to be examined being offered the violin or viola as an instrument. Not everyone needs to reach a professional level. If absent FDS function is confirmed, an explanation about why certain movements are difficult to execute might be more helpful than giving the advice to practise more.


'/>"/>

Contact: Katie Baker
katie.baker@sagepub.co.uk
020-732-48719
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Easy On Hold Reviews Latest Small Business Phone Systems for Music On Hold Ease and Functionality
2. Popular Medical Tourism Portal, myMEDholiday.com, Expands Its Functionality by Adding RSS Feeds
3. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Small Business Employee Benefits
4. NetPlus to Launch Small Medium Business Edition of their Popular Telecom Management Software
5. Smaller Snack Portions Just as Satisfying
6. Patients can emit small, influenza-containing particles into the air during routine care
7. Practical Wealth LLC Now Offers All-in-One Business Funding and Credit Solutions For Small Business Owners
8. Balboa Capital Launches Section 179 Awareness Campaign And Tax Calculator For Small Businesses
9. Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites
10. New Naked Lux XS Condoms are the Fastest Selling Small Size Condoms in Condomania’s 22 Year History
11. Payroll Tax Solution: EzPaycheck 2013 Added New Features For Small Firms And Non-profits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson ... offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable ... , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding ... identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to ... the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating ... excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration ... Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, ... professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)...  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ... Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... regulations. ... a flu shot is by the end of October, according to the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... PHILADELPHIA , Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces ... particle analysis system called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in ... analyzes subvisible and visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented ... use of the novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global ... that its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. Oz ... Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show kicked ... The segment features ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: