Could someone please post pictures of posture

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

Could someone please post pictures of posture

Post by ducktape8969 » Tue May 05, 2009 3:03 am

i need some advice on what posture i need to use to avoid injury, i thought i was using the right one and now im twitching all over in my hands, its horrible.

the doctors still dont have the nerve test results :(

please tell me what i need to do.

if possible please post pictures of you sitting in your position.

a right side shot and left side shot, along with a frontal shot.

that would be great.

if your camera shy, just block out the face with paint or something.


right now what im doing is back straight (for somereason that causes pain)

and um, my right elbow is about an inch behind the guitar and my wrist is slightly raised for good tone.

and left hand is somewhat at an L shape when i barre chords, its stupid. because it pops.

i think something is wrong there, maybe my guitar is tilted wrong.

please tell me what i should do!!


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Re: Could someone please post pictures of posture

Post by owl » Tue May 05, 2009 9:29 am

Post a pic of your posture and show us how you're sitting... that's probably the best way :D

Then people can see if you have any real problems... it's a bit hard to visualise just from a description

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Re: Could someone please post pictures of posture

Post by hesson11 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:47 pm

I can't post my own pictures, but there are plenty of videos of great classical guitarists on You Tube. Search for John Williams, Julian Bream, Ana Vidovic, David Russell, etc. Also search for "classical guitar lessons."

Also try Googling for things like "classical guitar posture" or "classical guitar position." Of course the best solution would be to see a good teacher.

You might also consider some strap attachments and playing standing up. That may well be the healthiest posture of all.

From one who suffers hand problems, I wish you well.


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