They must be the stretchy tight ones that surgeons & hairdressers and forensics use, not the loose blue ones usually found in found preparation (at least that's the case over here).benessa wrote: And have asked my husband to bring home some latex gloves from our restaurant.
Yeah, it is pretty amazing. I can't imagine. Seems kind of gimmicky, but still mighty impressive.benessa wrote:I may have seen a video of the Assad brothers playing one guitar, and maybe the Oltman - Newman Duo did that at a concert I saw - I may be imagining memories. I don't think I'd be comfortable doing that with any guitarist I know! Think how difficult that would be on guitar, how closely the movement of one hand is tied to the other. It would take a lot of practice!!
While it's encouraging to hear of anyone's recovery of focal dystonia, I'm afraid saying it's "attitude as much as anything" is belittling the severity of problem that many have developed with FD. There is no way an audience would be unaware of my problem. But I thank you for your post - you have convinced me to do something I have avoided, and that is to video tape my playing. I'm concerned about FD becoming the flavor of the day in regards to musician's injuries.ronjazz wrote:Well, I am a not-so-well-known guitarist who developed a focal dystonia ten years ago in the right hand, as I was intensively practicing my i-m picado in the flamenco style, so now I know why it happened. I have rebuilt many techniques or developed alternatives, but I have noticed that my audiences are pretty unaware of my problem, since they want good music, not an athletic display, and my lack of technique brought out my musicality. I also, like Leona Boyd, have started singing and vocal lessons, which has been immensely gratifying and a lot of fun. While I have abandoned my classical guitar career, such as it was, I am still able to play "folkloric" pieces like the V-L Choros #1, and some flamenco pieces as well, but mostly I play a jazz/World Beat synthesis, which led to a recording contract, so it's about attitude as much as anything else, I guess. In any event, the tips and websites published here are intriguing, so thanks to all!
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