The majority of musicians are sensitive to correct positioning of the main body axes (vertical and horizontal). For cons, the optimization requires a more in-depth and knowledge of key physiological mechanisms that lay behind every little move of a musician. The avowed aim is to optimize the position of each member to facilitate movement of the fingers that is unconstrained.
The number-one rule of my approach is to use each muscle for the work for which it was designed. In this way, the stronger muscles will take care of tasks requiring strength, such as the continued rise of the left arm and supination or pronation of the right hand.
The small muscles that are more agile, will take charge of movements requiring lightness, precision and speed.
If you are afraid that my writing contradicts your beliefs, immediately put this blog on your black list and look no further into.
Please return to the Cave of Plato. ; )
If you are curious, and if you want to understand how physiological principles come into play when you execute a particular movement, it will be my pleasure to introduce you to the biomechanics applied to music…
I’m officially no longer part of a school of thought… Like for all great thinkers of this world, all the guitar schools contain mostly the correct answers, but biomechanics can help us in making micro-adjustments that are helping us to unlock our guitar technique in the respect of our morphology, which allows us to improve.
© Jean-François Desrosby (D.Mus.) 2018