Flute & Science: applied anatomy
Music-making is an athletic endeavour consisting of complex, integrated physical and mental processes.
Highly prevalent complaints are pain, tinglings, numbness, or lack of control over muscles. Common complaints among fluitists include the arm, neck, shoulders and back area. Vera will lecture during the Flute festival on the biology of flute playing: what is the physical load on the body? What muscles are used during flute playing and what is the importance of body posture, hand position, etc.? What is the current state of the arts in science regarding healthy music making? How to prevent complaints?