Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists, Aches and Pains, Injuries, etc...


Post by terrry » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:05 am

Hi, just a question. Is the footstool a necessary equipment of learning classical guitar? Cause i've been taking lessons for 3 months from a teacher in a music school, and he hasn't mention anything about the footstool, much less use it, although its always been there every lesson.


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Re: Footstool

Post by Vesuvio » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:31 am

Hi Terence,

The footstool to support the leg, or a guitar support to raise the guitar (or a combination of both) is used to get the instrument into an ergonomic position. There have been numerous discussions relating to this e.g.


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Re: Footstool

Post by Floyd Messina » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:57 pm


I play electric and steelstring acoustic guitars over more than twenty years. I never used a footstool. Recently I began to play classical guitar, recently I bought a footstool. Without one I get a sleepy leg and it doesn't play nicely without one.


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