The biomechanics of bowing, upper limb loads and playing posture in professional violinists

Sarah Ward

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Abstract

Through the development of a light-weight instrumented violin bow, and its integration to an upper limb, finger and bow biomechanical model, upper limb loads during bowings task were quantified without altering bowing arm kinematics. This thesis contributed to, and improved upon, foundation knowledge surrounding the motion and loads experienced during a violin bow cycle, and how these variables are affected when performing on different violin strings during seated and standing bowing.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date9 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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