Technique and Articulation
Left or Right Hands 29th April 2007 by John Compton
A member wrote to EGTA and sparked off an interesting debate on the relative merits of playing right handed or with the left hand as the plucking hand. The responses it elicited are absorbing
The Under-Use Syndrome by Gordon Crosskey
Thoughts on training of the extensor muscles, and scale playing
Aspects of Technique: the Exercises by GORDON CROSSKEY
The purpose of these exercises is explained in Gordon Crosskey’s article Aspects of Technique, also published on this site.
The Perfect Technique? by Dominique Royle and Nicola Culf
An inquiry into musicians’ injuries, and especially their prevention. The authors point the way to a more intelligent understanding of the body’s structure and capabilities, and suggest how these insights can be put to use to rethink practising, technique and the chimerical pursuit of mechanical perfection
Rest Stroke and Free Stroke Revisited by RICARDO IZNAOLA
THIS ARTICLE is, by necessity, an incomplete view of a specific area in right-hand technique, mainly digital behaviour, based on biomechanical principles derived from the premise of economy of means.
Articulation and Authenticity in 19th-Century Guitar Music by Stephen Kenyon
An extensive study with nineteen musical examples, touching upon the use of articulation in general, the relationship of nineteenth-century guitar repertoire to mainstream repertoire of the same period, and the role that modern guitar techniques might have to play in performance of this repertoire.
Aspects of Technique by GORDON CROSSKEY
The head of guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in England identifies areas of technique which he feels need more attention at the pre-college level.