A MOTION ANALYSIS OF A FEMALE JAPANESE DRUM PLAYING EXERCISE

  • Masae Yamazaki
  • Ryuji Nagahama
  • Yumiko Aisaka
Keywords: Japanese drum, female drum player, SI, skill, drum playing exercise

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to obtain the fundamental data involving symmetry index (SI) of the Japanese drum playing exercise. Five subjects participated in this study, in order to compare the motion between the experienced and the inexperienced players. Digital videography method was applied to each subject, striking the Japanese drum with his or her maximal efforts during a 15-secnnd exercise. The results showed that the strike number of the first trial test was 32 and the second trial test was 34; in other words, the strike number of the left-hand starting (L.S.) was greater than that of the right-hand starting (R.S.). Therefore, it is suggested that the non-dominant arm and hand link system are crucial for developing the skill of the novice Japanese drum players.
Published
2008-03-01
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities