Bodily Use – Lessons to Use Your Body Well on Guitar

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.

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All Articles on Bodily Use:

  1. 5 Top Classical Guitar Technique Mistakes
  2. 7 Common Left-Hand Mistakes on Classical Guitar
  3. 7 Dreadful Right-Hand Mistakes on Classical Guitar
  4. Am I Too Old to Learn Classical Guitar?
  5. Are You Getting Tired in Your Guitar Practice?
  6. Better Listening for Musicians – What to Listen For in Practice
  7. Can You Play Classical Guitar with Small Hands?
  8. Classical Guitar Technique Off-Guitar Exercises for Travel, Strength, and Stretch
  9. Classical Guitar Technique Tips for Fingerstyle Players
  10. Classical Guitar Visualization: What, Why and How
  11. Fly fishing, Musical tension, and Autopilot
  12. Free the Left Hand Wrist for Comfort and Mobility
  13. Harness the Power of Complementary Skills
  14. Holding Your Breath? Should You Think About Breathing in Guitar Practice?
  15. How to Change Your Technique in an Instant – Use Half the Effort
  16. How to Hold a Guitar (without destroying your body!)
  17. How to Make Your Guitar Playing Easy
  18. How to Play Fluid Guitar, with Perfect Tension and Musical Flow
  19. How to Play Guitar with Less Left-Hand Tension
  20. How to Release Excess Tension in Guitar Playing
  21. How to Relieve Guitar Tendonitis
  22. How to Use Balance to Trigger Faster Learning (a Fun Guitar Practice Trick)
  23. How to Use Cold Showers to Reduce Performance Anxiety
  24. How to Use Your Eyes to Play (and Feel) Better
  25. Left-Handed Guitar: Does it Make Any Difference?
  26. MusoMirror Music Stand Mirror Review
  27. Pros and Cons of Looking at Your Left Hand on Guitar
  28. Reduce Tension and Improve Your Touch, with Buzzed Notes
  29. Shaky Hands Guitar Syndrome: Stop Shaky Hands for Better Performance
  30. Tension Cross-Talk: Hand Tension on Classical Guitar
  31. The “Dead-Handing” Exercise for Less Guitar Tension and More Stamina
  32. The Basics of Guitar Technique
  33. The Perfect Classical Guitar Left Hand: A Guide for All Levels
  34. The Slipping Guitar – How to Keep Your Guitar From Sliding Down Your Leg