Building an Effective Right-Hand Guitar Technique Around Injury Prevention Methods
Palavras-chave:Guitar technique, right-hand injuries, musician’s health, injury prevention.
The right-hand technique of guitarists needs to move forward when it comes to injury prevention. Guitarists are often diagnosed with median neuritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis, intersection syndrome, digital flexor tenosynovitis, stenosing tenosynovitis, and De Quervain's syndrome as a result of faulty right-hand technique. The causes generally converge to the lack of warm-ups, compression of the forearm muscles, excessive wrist flexion, extension, or sideways deviations, and repetitive movements with simultaneous muscle tension or strained positions. Based on evidence, this article provides technical suggestions that reduces tension and theoretically decreases the chances of playing-related injuries.
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