Brown Bag Lunch Series Continues!!

Posted on 9/29/2008 10:47:39 AM

“Studying an elephant and eating it too”

Elephant Café Brown Bag Series — ECBBS: PRESENTS:

Cardiovascular Response during Trumpet Playing

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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