The purpose of the study was to examine any differences that exist in the quality of motions employed by pianists when they are sight-reading versus performing repertoire. A secondary question of interest was whether or not an improvement in the efficiency of motion could be observed between two sight-reading trials of the same musical excerpt. While data analysis for the full study is ongoing, the following results from a case study are illustrative.
Wristen, Brenda; Stergiou, Nikolaos; and Evans, Sharon, "Using Three Dimensional Motion Capture Technology to Describe and Assess Piano Technique: A Case Study" (2005). Health and Kinesiology Faculty Proceedings & Presentations. 1.