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Presentation 2011-02-19 13:45
Control of finger and arm movements during fast alternate keystrokes by the professional and amateur pianists
Tatsushi Goda (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.), Shinichi Furuya (Minnesota Univ), Haruhiro Katayose, Hiroyoshi Miwa, Noriko Nagata (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
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(in English) Our goal was to find the organization of finger and arm movements. Six experts and six amateurs were asked to strike two keys alternately with their thumbs and little fingers. Kinematics and the muscle activities of the finger, thumb, and forearm were recorded by a motion capture system and electromyography. The results showed that experts had greater elbow, lower joint of the thumb, and little finger movements than amateurs. Additionally, we found that experts demonstrated less muscle activity when compared with amateurs. These results indicate that expert pianists enhance the efficiency of their movements by taking advantage of the proximal joint.
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(in English) Motor Skill / EMG / Motion Capture / Training / / / /  
Reference Info. ITE Tech. Rep., vol. 35, no. 8, ME2011-20, pp. 77-80, Feb. 2011.
Paper # ME2011-20 
Date of Issue 2011-02-12 (ME) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 1342-6893  Online edition: ISSN 2424-1970
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Committee ME  
Conference Date 2011-02-19 - 2011-02-19 
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Place (in English) Kanto Gakuin Univ. 
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Conference Code 2011-02-ME 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Control of finger and arm movements during fast alternate keystrokes by the professional and amateur pianists 
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Keyword(1) Motor Skill  
Keyword(2) EMG  
Keyword(3) Motion Capture  
Keyword(4) Training  
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1st Author's Name Tatsushi Goda  
1st Author's Affiliation Kwansei Gakuin University (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Shinichi Furuya  
2nd Author's Affiliation University of Minnesota (Minnesota Univ)
3rd Author's Name Haruhiro Katayose  
3rd Author's Affiliation Kwansei Gakuin University (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
4th Author's Name Hiroyoshi Miwa  
4th Author's Affiliation Kwansei Gakuin University (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
5th Author's Name Noriko Nagata  
5th Author's Affiliation Kwansei Gakuin University (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
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Date Time 2011-02-19 13:45:00 
Presentation Time 15 
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Paper # ITE-ME2011-20 
Volume (vol) ITE-35 
Number (no) no.8 
Page pp.77-80 
#Pages ITE-4 
Date of Issue ITE-ME-2011-02-12 


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