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Emerging Interfaces Award: Amanda Horn and the Biomechanics of Piano [VIDEO]

Emerging Interface Award presentation explores the biomechanics of piano playing.

Amanda Horn, 2012 Emerging Interfaces Award recipient

Small-handed pianists face unique technical challenges and risks for overuse injury when practicing and performing on a “one-size-fits-all” keyboard. This presentation explores these challenges in the context of classical piano repertoire. It will also focus on specific strategies for practice that reduce muscle tension, drawing on feedback from Proformavision surface electromyography (sEMG).

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