For guitarists of all styles (classical, flamenco, jazz, rock, pop and more).
This book provides a clear description of the fundamental principles behind what goes on in a guitarist’s body, helping you to develop a healthy technique and to make the most of your playing. Answers to typical technical problems are given along with tips and exercises to enhance your fitness and players are also taught how to recognize and therefore prevent the most common injuries caused by poor technique.
Chapter 1: Basic Anatomy and Biomechanics for Guitarists
Passive mechanical parts
Active mechanical parts
And conducting it all...the nervous system
The physiology of movement
Chapter 2: The Mechanical Demands of Playing the Guitar
Sitting down with your guitar
Movement: main mechanical demands
Chapter 3: Guitar-Related Injuries
Main disorders: causes and symptoms
Making the most of your study time
Keys to prevention: recommended activities
Appendix 1: Specific exercises for guitarists
Appendix 2: Planning your practice sessions