References - pianists' experiences

Alford, R. R. & Szanto, A. (1996). Orpheus Wounded: The experience of pain in the professional worlds of the piano. Theory and Society, 25, 1-44.

Booker, E. (2010). Pianos: one size fits all…big adults. Tempo, Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia (NSW) Inc., Autumn, 8-9.

Boyle, R., & Boyle, R. (2009). Hand size and the piano keyboard. Literature review and a survey of the technical and musical benefits for pianists using reduced-size keyboards in North America. Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference: Expanding Musical Thinking. Sydney, Australia.

Boyle, R. (2012). The experience of playing reduced-size piano keyboards. A survey of pianists. MTNA e-Journal, April. 

Boyle, R. (2013). The benefits of reduced-size keyboards for smaller-handed pianists: An exploration of biomechanical and physiological factors. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference: Opening Doors: The Complete Musician in a Digital Age. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 2-6 July 2013.

Chi, J-Y., Halaki, M., Booker, E., Boyle, R. & Ackermann, B.J. (2021). Interaction between Hand Span and Different Sizes of Keyboards on EMG Activity in Pianists: An Observational Study. Applied Ergonomics, 97, November.

Deahl, L. & Wristen, B. (2017). Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists, Oxford University Press.

Donison, C. (1998). Small hands? Try this keyboard, you’ll like it. Piano & Keyboard, July-August, 41-43.

Donison, C. (2000). Hand size versus the standard piano keyboard. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 15, 111-114.

Leone, C. (2003). Goldilocks had a choice. American Music Teacher, June-July, 26-29.

Leone, C.  (2015). Ergonomic Keyboards:Size does Matter.  Piano Professional,  EPTA (UK), Summer.

Leone, C. (2015). Size is Key. Clavier Companion, Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, USA , September/October.

Deahl, L. & Wristen, B. (2003). Strategies for small-handed pianists. American Music Teacher, 52 (6), 21-25.

Son, Y., & Chesky, K. (2014). Awareness and attitude of professional keyboard players towards small size keyboards. Poster paper presented at seminar, University of North Texas.

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