pmiklitz wrote:Excellent videos! I was quite surprised about Alice Artzt's RH wrist position though, as most methods nowadays recommend to keep the RH wrist as straight as possible, so the tendons can move as easily as possible. She points out that this has several disadvantages, such as an underdeveloped RH thumb leading to independency problems, unnecessary arm movements, scraping sounds on the wound strings, etc.. Her way requires a totally relaxed RH wrist, which sounds very good anatomically, but will lead to a bent RH wrist inevitably.
I experimented with this position a while back and ended up with a really sore wrist. Artzt added some details, so I'll think I'll try again.
Another thing I found very curious. World class musicians such as Niedt, Tennant, and Parkening, recommend arm weight for bar chords but Niedt's method of achieving it with a pull would be considered grossly incorrect by Artzt. It would be interesting to know how Artzt approaches bar chords.
Roland Schlieder has another system of RH technique which is not consistent with Presti's and has a different philosophy. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=36092
I think the most interesting consequence of Artz's and Schlieder's videos is that technology is now allowing guitar pedagogy to finally take off. Method books for basic movements can't cut it anymore. I expect in less than 20 years, common players will have easy access to great explanations of a full range of high level techniques that they could normally only get with access to a world class guitarist. For now there are some common everyday teachers whose quality surpasses that of Tennant because of their willingness to share minute details through video. When the world class players decide to get on the bandwagon its going to be pretty exciting.