SCAPULAS - SHOULDER BLADES (OMOPLATO)


  • By Berichard - travail personnel d'après Gray's Anatomy public
  • By Berichard - travail personnel d'après Gray's Anatomy public
  • By Berichard - travail personnel d'après Gray's Anatomy public
  • Levator scapulae

WITH A GOOD SHOULDER BLADES POSTURE 

You can avoid:

  • Pain in you Neck - back - shoulder - arm 
  • Tendinitis 

You can improve:

  • Your sound: when your arm gets a good support, you get a lot more weight and power in your bow, without adding tension.
  • The mobility of your arm and fingers, the technique of your left hand.

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SCAPULA WINGING?

Scapula winging is when your scapula does not have good muscle support. It leads to a loss of power in your arm, sometimes causing tendinitis in your elbow, or shoulder, it and can be the source of considerable pain.

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VIDEOS ABOUT SCAPULA WINGING


SHOULDERS AND CELLO PLAYING

From 0:00 until 0:08 : No winging scapula, back support
From 0:08 until 0:28 : Winging scapula, no back support
You probably heard teachers say: "keep your shoulders down". I agree with the idea but this is not "that" simple...

Be careful, with scapula winging... 

Of course lifting too much your shoulder is not good, but if your shoulderblades don't have good support, putting your shoulder down can be as bad as the opposite.

Your shoulder blade must find support from your back muscles if not, you might get pain in your trapeze and neck. Your sound will not project as well as if you scapula gets good support because the weight of your arm will end up in your elbow, and give you pain in your trapeze. It often causes tendinitis.

Note: 
Having great support from your back muscles doesn't mean your scapula will not move, but it will move differently, it will not "wing" (see drawing ^)
Once you built good muscle support, you can add as much weight as needed on the string, your whole body is connected, from your feet to the tip of your fingers.



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