Aerodynamic Measures in Wind Instrument Players

Devadiga, Deepa N and Bhat, Jayashree S. and *, Anitha.V (2014) Aerodynamic Measures in Wind Instrument Players. Paripex - Indian Journal of Research, 3 (12). pp. 95-97. ISSN 2250-1991

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Aerodynamic Measures in Wind Instrument Players Introduction: Singing and musical performances are one of the basic human social activities. Although singing is older, wind instruments appeared at least 20,000 years ago1. Training in voluntary breath control is essential in playing wind instruments. An important aspect in professional training is the management of “breath support”. Wind instrument players require larger lung volumes for effective playing. There is very little understanding of aerodynamic measures of voice in wind instrument players used by the Indian population. Method:The clinical group consisted of ten adult male saxophone players in the age range of 18 to 40 years. The control group consisted of ten age matched adult males. The aerodynamic measures peak flow, vital capacity and phonation quotient was measured. Results: The results revealed significant differences for the aerodynamic measures between the wind instrument players and non-wind instrument participants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerodynamic measures, Wind instrument players, peak flow
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 06:13
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 06:13

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