Quick tip: percussion

When percussing, most of us will percuss twice in the same spot before moving across the chest or abdomen. Remember to ensure that on the second tap, you remember to immediately lift your percussing finger off at the end, just like you did for the first tap. If you don’t, the first and second notes will not elicit the same resonance or dullness. Specifically, you will get a relatively more dull percussion note is your percussing finger is left down longer.


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