Body Mapping Principles and Their Applications for Optimizing Pianists' Techniques

by Laura J Jeon

Institution: University of Washington
Year: 2015
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2083008
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/34077


This dissertation applies Body Mapping principles and their application to the discovery of how physiological movement is interrelated with sensory awareness. The whole purpose of this dissertation is to demonstrate how essential it is to pursue physiologically based music-making. To this end, it provides essential points about sitting-balance, presents anatomical information about the whole arm, as well as summarizes Body Mapping and, finally, evaluates the four most-practiced piano techniques of students ages six to twenty-eight. Advisors/Committee Members: McCabe, Robin L (advisor).