Classical Guitarists: Unlock Your Potential! (Introduction to biomechanics and performance psychology), Jean-François Desrosby (D.Mus.)
Historically, the classical guitarist who worried about his technical problems and performance anxiety automatically turned to the great masters of the guitar to find the answers to his questions. But what if the information transmitted by way of tradition did not provide all the answers? Biomechanics and the psychology of performance have been used by athletes for many years in order to overcome obstacles-both physical and mental. The consequence of this marriage of science and sport was an exponential increase in athletic performance. In this easy-to-read book, the author shows that all knowledge is transferable to the practice of the instrument. He explains how biomechanics and performance psychology address these questions and how they have the ability to help the guitarist to maximise his physical and psychological potential. Based on sound science rather than dogmatic theory, it offers a guide to harmonising the body and mind, with the ultimate goal of freely expressing the music within.
“…This book will be a real value to aspiring guitarists who want to improve every aspect of their difficult art.”Colin Cooper – Classical Guitar Magazine,UK
“Highly recommended and not to be ignored!”Bradford Werner – Classical Guitar Canada