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What is guitarstrength exactly?

What is guitarstrength exactly?

Guitarists – or musicians in general – rarely think about their health, and that’s a problem. Learn how you can become a better musician by taking the guitarstrength course.

Healing from injuries without resting?

Healing from injuries without resting?

Learn why chronic issues (like hand or wrist pain from guitar) don’t respond well to rest, and what to do instead.
It’s a common misconception that resting is the best remedy for musculoskeletal issues, and that’s one of the reasons why many musicians don’t do anything about their problems – fear that they will be forbidden to play for weeks or months.

Guitar speed – what’s the secret?

Guitar speed – what’s the secret?

Ever since I began to work in the field of health and movement rehabilitation, I’ve found myself searching for deeper, more fundamental answers in every topic I’ve come across.
‘Too-good-to-be-true’ tricks and techniques are usually superficial, and have limited effect – in unusual cases, they can fail instantly.

Become a better musician by keeping your muscles happy

Become a better musician by keeping your muscles happy

What is the root of most musculoskeletal problems, and how does it cause decreased performance?
When someone goes to the doctor with, let’s say, a painful wrist, the chances of proper diagnosis are unfortunately very small. The doctor…

Muscle memory and sleep – how to improve your guitar practice?

Muscle memory and sleep – how to improve your guitar practice?

What is muscle memory exactly?
In a nutshell, muscle memory enables your body to perform recurring tasks with less and less energy and attention. Automation.

As a guitarist, muscle memory is key, since both improving guitar techniques, and learning new songs require endless repetition, and thus the utilization of muscle memory.

Guitarist’s health and why it’s important

Guitarist’s health and why it’s important

A self-destructive lifestyle appears to be part of the deal in most artistic careers, and musicians, guitarists are no exception. Smoking, drinking and doing drugs, you know what I’m talking about. A few genres were/are more prone to this than others, like pop and rock, but it’s pretty much everywhere.

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