Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Do re mi--mi...mi...

Ann Lutkis, WSJ, Aug 19, 2014, says people with decreased manual dexterity--stroke, aging, Parkinson's--would benefit from some piano practicing.

Of course, there was a study in Neuroscience.

Moving a finger affects the fingers next to it. The setup of the study--10 Japanese students--was crazy complicated--look it up if you want.

Daily practice improved independent finger movement, especially in the ring and little finger, which have low independent movement.

Or maybe you could just do it for fun, for enjoyment, because you have a piano no one uses--why not?

It might help with typing, who knows.

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