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