Now comes research using jazz to enhance the ultimate test of fine motor control: putting. In a summary of the research by Baghurst et al. by Science Daily (since I can't access the original research in the Journal of Athletic Enhancement--one of my favourites) entitled: "The Influence of Musical Genres on Putting Accuracy in Golf: An Exploratory Study," listening to jazz significantly improved putting.
We are unquestionably "fine motor" practitioners. This has got to work for us, too.
Unfortunately, although I always use music (mostly rock, pop and country) when running, I'm simply not a jazz aficionado. I am, however, definitely up for trying jazz in haptic pronunciation work. Any recommendations? Could use both up-tempo and understated, instrumental selections.
Science Daily citation:Clarkson University. "Want to improve your putt? Try listening to jazz." ScienceDaily, 12 November 2014.