The muscular interpretation of the hand and its meaning for playing techniques on the guitar.

The muscular conditions pre-determine the fine motor movements in making music in a certain way.

Following these physiological regularities in the hand allows easier and overuse-free playing.

In fact, however, in instrumental pedagogy this basic idea is often countered by contrary concepts and exercises, some of which can lead to problematic situations over decades.

On the basis of analyses of the hand and its conditions and exemplary analyses of playing techniques like barré and spreading, congruence and discrepancy between physiology and traditional teaching methods are made clear.

Typical painful phenomena of guitarists in either hands or shoulders, which often result from this, are also subject of consideration.

Following your own physiology, counter-strategies and preventive teaching concepts are presented, which contribute to preventing these overuse symptoms from occurring.

Anatomie der Hand