moonlington wrote: owl wrote:
moonlington wrote:My teacher doesn't mind or say anything, but I thought I'd ask.
If you want to play classical guitar then the very first thing I would do would be to find another teacher!
hey now... http://www.myspace.com/adrianverdejo
this guy has done more than anybody else to make me a better guitarist. i usually play with my left leg tightly crossed over my right in lessons though, and maybe he doesn't know that i don't use a footstool outside of his lessons...but thanks for the advice everbody.
I don't like to bash other people's teachers on this forum. Primarily because you never know if what the poster says
the teacher says is what the teacher really
says -- or in this case, doesn't
say. (Did that make any sense?)
Mr. Verdejo seems like an accomplished guitarist who obviously had some formal training. Are you saying he's never mentioned posture, or ergonomics, or using a footstool? He's never talked to you about how to hold the guitar, or the position of your shoulders, elbow, arm and wrist? Just curious.
It seems from the picture that your playing position needs work. Your wrist, elbow and shoulders all look very tense and unnatural.
If your teacher is not talking to you about this stuff, he certainly should be!