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Strengthen Violinist's Artistry and Wellbeing through Body Mapping
Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Department of Classical Music.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The master’s thesis explores the importance of our bodies as musicians in establishing the

positive impacts of mindfulness on performance, particularly in terms of improving body

mapping. Musicians are aware that holding extreme tension in their bodies can affect the quality

of the music. Therefore, understanding the complex workings of our bones, muscles, and

connective tissues while performing can provide deep explanations on how to reduce pain and

tension that can be caused by poor posture, a lack of balance, restricted movement, and other

related factors. The approaches taken in this thesis involve developing an awareness of the

important joints and bones for violinists and understanding their functions during performances,

as well as whether they are well mapped or mis-mapped.

For the sounding part, my exam concert included Beethoven's "Kreutzer" violin sonata No. 9,

Op. 47, in A minor, and Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor. The reason for choosing

these two pieces to be performed in one concert is because they demand a high level of stamina

and muscle strength from the performers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2023.
Keywords [en]
body mapping, tension, mis-mapping, kinesthesia, breathing, joints, and bones
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Music
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kmh:diva-5135OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kmh-5135DiVA, id: diva2:1816999
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2022-05-27, 19:00
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Beethoven's "Kreutzer" violin sonata No. 9, Op. 47, in A minor.

Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor.

Available from: 2023-12-05 Created: 2023-12-05 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved

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