Characterization of Embouchure Dystonia in French Horn
in this study were recruited from the French horn players
at the Aspen Music Festival in June of 2004. The research
focused upon the establishement of proper methods for obtaining
reliable EMG data during a simple performance task.
In short, subject were asked to play three notes spanning
the low, middle, and upper range of the instrument.
The trial below shows the subject performing four iterations
of a high g.
shows the electrodes positioned over the levator labii
superioris and the depressor anguli oris muscles, and
the graphs to the right depict the signals obtained
from these muscles as well as the audio signal obtained
from the French horn.
slide show of the research is coming soon
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a movie of a horn trial, click the links below: