The difference between standing and sitting in 3 different seat inclinations on abdominal muscle activity and chest and abdominal expansion in woodwind and brass musicians

Bronwen J Ackermann, Nicholas O'Dwyer, Mark Halaki

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Abstract

Wind instrumentalists require a sophisticated functioning of their respiratory system to control their air stream, which provides the power for optimal musical performance. The air supply must be delivered into the instrument in a steady and controlled manner and with enough power by the action of the expiratory musculature to produce the desired level of sound at the correct pitch. It is suggested that playing posture may have an impact on the abdominal muscle activity controlling this expired air, but there is no research on musicians to support this theory.
Original languageEnglish
Article number913
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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