Building an Effective Right-Hand Guitar Technique Around Injury Prevention Methods


  • Bráulio Bosi University of Missouri - Kansas City



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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Biografia do Autor

Bráulio Bosi, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Bráulio Bosi is a music teacher and an awarded guitarist. He graduated in music education from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil) and possesses a master’s degree from Oklahoma City University and a doctoral degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, both in classical guitar performance. Dr. Bosi researches in the field of performing arts medicine and has co-authored a book on musician’s health entitled “A Saúde do Músico em Foco: Olhares Diversos.”


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Bosi, B. (2018). Building an Effective Right-Hand Guitar Technique Around Injury Prevention Methods. Revista Música Hodie, 17(2), 121–133.