Learning to play the violin: motor control by freezing, not freeing degrees of freedom.

@article{Konczak2009LearningTP,
  title={Learning to play the violin: motor control by freezing, not freeing degrees of freedom.},
  author={Juergen Konczak and Heidi Vander Velden and Lukas Jaeger},
  journal={Journal of motor behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={243-52}
}
Playing a violin requires precise patterns of limb coordination that are acquired over years of practice. In the present study, the authors investigated how motion at proximal arm joints influenced the precision of bow movements in novice learners and experts. The authors evaluated the performances of 11 children (4-12 years old), 3 beginning-to-advanced level adult players, and 2 adult concert violinists, using a musical work that all had mastered as their first violin piece. The authors found… CONTINUE READING