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Epidemiological Evaluation of Pain Among String Instrumentalists

Description: Pain and performance anxiety (PA) are common problems among string players. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess and compare PA and prevalence rates and locations of pain in violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists. Subjects completed a questionnaire that included sections on demographics, musical background, practice habits, musculoskeletal problems, non-musculoskeletal problems, and PA. Anthropometric data were gathered on all 115 subjects. Results show that there are differences in both pain and PA across instrument groups. Violinists reported the highest number of pain sites, followed by violists, bassists, and cellists. The left shoulder was the most-often reported pain site, followed by the neck and right shoulder. Aching was the most cited term selected to describe pain. Several anthropometric indices were significantly correlated with pain, notably right thumb to index finger span in both cellists and bassists. In all instrument groups, at least one pain site was significantly correlated with one of four PA questions. Results warrant the development of intervention strategies and further study of the relationship between pain and performance anxiety.
Date: May 2011
Creator: Meidell, Katrin Liza
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Stan Kenton at a studio]

Description: Photograph proof sheet of twelve different images showing Stan Kenton at a studio or radio station. In the left column, there is an image of Kenton choosing a tie at the top, one of Kenton standing in a hallway with two unidentified men, on of an unidentified man in a sound studio with Kenton leaning over him, and one at the bottom of Kenton and a second man at a table in the sound studio. In the middle column, the top two images show Kenton sitting in a folding chair on a stage; the two bottom images show Kenton and an unidentified man sitting on either side of a table with a long microphone between them. In the right column, there is an image of an unknown man at the top, two of Kenton standing at a microphone in the middle, and an image at the bottom of Kenton standing at the microphone in front of several musicians with his arm raised.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Music Library

Stan Kenton

Description: Headshot of Stan Kenton. Imprint on the bottom left: Stan Kenton and his Orchestra; Personal Management: Carlos Gastel. Imprint on the bottom right: Management, General Artists Corporation.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Music Library

Stan Kenton

Description: Portrait of Stan Kenton wearing a suit; he is sitting in a chair, turning to look over his shoulder at the camera. Text on the bottom left of the print: Stan Kenton and his Orchestra; on the bottom right: "Innovations in Modern Music."
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Music Library

Stan Kenton

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton seated at a low table. He appears to be making notations on a piece of sheet music on the table. There is also an ashtray on the table and various objects visible in the background including music cases and a chair.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Stan Kenton and Al Goodman]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton and conductor Al Goodman following a performance with Goodman's band of "Stormy Weather" at NBC radio studios. The two men are shaking hands. There is a piano to the right of Kenton and a harp and music stand behind them.
Date: January 1953
Partner: UNT Music Library