Elephant Café Brown Bag Series — ECBBS: PRESENTS:
Donald Robertson, Lynda Federoff, and Kevin E. Eisensmith
October 3, Friday, from 12:20 to 1:10 p.m., ROOM 109
Heart rate, heart rate variability, stroke volume, and cardiac output were measured while six college students and six professionals played trumpet. One-minute rest periods were followed by one minute of playing exercises designed to assess the effects of pitch and articulation. Heart rate and heart rate variability increased when playing but stroke volume decreased. Changes in heart rate between resting and playing were greater for students, although beat-to-beat variability was larger for professionals in the upper register. These results suggest that expertise is characterized by greater physiological efficiency.
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