Playing classical guitar, we use our whole body. And the better we use our body, the better we play. Over time, with attention and practice, we become more attuned to our bodies, and can play guitar with more appropriate tension. This means we stay more comfortable, and avoid painful injuries.
Start with these articles:
- How to Sit and Hold a Guitar – Set yourself up for success by holding your guitar in an advantageous position.
- Classical Guitar Ergonomics – a free ebook on using your body in guitar practice.
- Pain and Injury on Guitar – Articles and resources on the subject of pain related to classical guitar
All Articles on Bodily Use:
- Can You Play Classical Guitar with Small Hands?
- How to Play Fluid Guitar, with Perfect Tension and Musical Flow
- Better Listening for Musicians – What to Listen For in Practice
- How to Play Guitar with Less Left-Hand Tension
- How to Relieve Guitar Tendonitis
- Holding Your Breath? Should You Think About Breathing in Guitar Practice?
- Pros and Cons of Looking at Your Left Hand on Guitar
- The Slipping Guitar – How to Keep Your Guitar From Sliding Down Your Leg
- Am I Too Old to Learn Classical Guitar?
- Are You Getting Tired in Your Guitar Practice?
- Shaky Hands Guitar Syndrome: How to Stop Shaky Hands for Better Performance
- Classical Guitar Technique Off-Guitar Exercises for Travel, Strength, and Stretch
- MusoMirror Music Stand Mirror Review
- Harness the Power of Complementary Skills
- Classical Guitar Visualization: What, Why and How
- How to Make Your Guitar Playing Easy
- Reduce Tension and Improve Your Touch, with Buzzed Notes
- Free the Left Hand Wrist for Comfort and Mobility
- How to Hold a Guitar (without destroying your body!)
- How to Use Your Eyes to Play (and Feel) Better
- The Basics of Classical Guitar Technique
- 5 Top Classical Guitar Technique Mistakes
- A Few Thoughts on Excess Tension in Your Playing
- Fly fishing, Musical tension, and Autopilot