Bearings of Repertoire on the Musculoskeletal Apparatus, in Both High-School and Experienced Pianists Cover Image

Bearings of Repertoire on the Musculoskeletal Apparatus, in Both High-School and Experienced Pianists
Bearings of Repertoire on the Musculoskeletal Apparatus, in Both High-School and Experienced Pianists

Author(s): Iulia Toma, Popean Mihai
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music
Published by: MediaMusica
Keywords: piano repertoire; piano technique; symptoms; musculoskeletal; beginner vs. expert pianist;

Summary/Abstract: This research analyzes the relation between piano repertoire and symptoms of“playing-related musculoskeletal disorder” (PRMD) in high school pianists compared toconcert pianists (experts) using online questionnaires. The compared results betweenthe repertoire studied and PRMD was confirmed in 21.42% of the expert pianists andin 48% of the high-school pianists. 36% of the high-school pianists manifesting thesymptoms identify a specific repertoire practiced (Classical or Romantic) as a causativefactor. 21.42% of the expert pianists detect a relation between repertoire and PRMDsymptoms, of which 14.28% point to the Romantic repertoire, 7.14% to a specificmusical work, and 7.14% to passages played loud and fast. Due to the possible negativeimpact of a specific repertoire on young pianists as well as on those who play mainly avery specific repertoire, both professors and pianists may take into consideration, as aprophylactic strategy, a varied pianistic repertoire diversified in terms of styles andtechnique, and an individualized approach to the piano technique based on theanatomic and physiological particularities of each pianist

  • Issue Year: I/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 122-143
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English