July 14, 2016

Unfortunately, injuries are prevalent in the stringed instrument world. Some musicians get tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even focal dystonia. When it comes to RSIs (repetitive stress injuries), all of them are serious and need to be attended to immediately. 


May 23, 2016


Do you get dead notes or buzzing on your barre finger when you plant a barre chord? Is it painful or vey uncomfortable to play barre chords? When planting a barre chord that includes your 2nd finger (e.g., F chord in first position), is your 2nd finger screaming for h...

May 5, 2016

Are you hearing clicking, popping, mutted, or uneven tone when you play? If so, there are a number of easy ways to improve you tone.  Here are a few ideas that will help improve your tone.



Try relaxing your right-hand tip-joints when you play. Think o...

April 1, 2016

No matter how hard we try to practice something perfectly, we're always going to run into challenges and we're always going to make mistakes. Getting through these challenges (trouble spots) can be very time consuming and may seem almost impossible to overcome if you d...

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