Abstract

This chapter discusses movement kinematics in musical performance. Hand movements, like all movements, are subject to biomechanical and neural constraints. The design of musical instruments and the structure of musical compositions, as human inventions, undoubtedly conform to these constraints. This chapter discusses the influence of these constraints by extrapolating from observations on hand movements in musical performance. It also examines the extent of co-articulation in highly practiced behaviours such as typing, piano playing and finger spelling in American Sign Language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMusic, Motor Control and the Brain
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191700903, 9780199298723
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012

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Keywords

  • American sign language
  • Co-articulation
  • Finger spelling
  • Hand movements
  • Movement kinematics
  • Musical performance
  • Piano playing
  • Typing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Jerde, T. E., Santello, M., Flanders, M., & Soechting, J. F. (2012). Hand movements and musical performance. In Music, Motor Control and the Brain Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0005

Hand movements and musical performance. / Jerde, Thomas E.; Santello, Marco; Flanders, Martha; Soechting, John F.

Music, Motor Control and the Brain. Oxford University Press, 2012.

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Jerde, TE, Santello, M, Flanders, M & Soechting, JF 2012, Hand movements and musical performance. in Music, Motor Control and the Brain. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0005
Jerde TE, Santello M, Flanders M, Soechting JF. Hand movements and musical performance. In Music, Motor Control and the Brain. Oxford University Press. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0005
Jerde, Thomas E. ; Santello, Marco ; Flanders, Martha ; Soechting, John F. / Hand movements and musical performance. Music, Motor Control and the Brain. Oxford University Press, 2012.
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