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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.