Category Archives: Guitarists Health

New Warm Up and Strengthening Exercises

Posted by: Daniel R. Lehrman Posted in: Guitarists Health

I just got finished with my range of motion and strengthening exercises. No, I’m not talking about warming up exercises to play the guitar. I’m speaking of my rehabilitation exercises from shoulder surgery on Wednesday the 2nd of June. Nothing so far about the entire process, including the surgery and …

It started a few years ago, it was after I had been playing the electric guitar for several years. Usually we learn to play the guitar at a fairly slow pace, because in the beginning we have to learn basics and fundamentals and develop the related muscles. Most of the …

What is Contractile Tissue to a Guitar Player?

Posted by: Daniel R. Lehrman Posted in: Guitarists Health

What is contractile tissue? And how in the heck is it related to achieving greatness at playing the guitar? Is it magic? Contractile tissue is nothing more than the dominant tissue used in muscles. It is so called because the tissue is able to contract, either on demand or involuntary. …

Music therapy is a real life form of treating and improving your health problems and falls under the category of guitarists health issues. It is not limited to guitarists only , read on… What is Music Therapy? Music Therapy is a proven treatment backed by extensive clinical testing using music …

How Guitar Players Can Solve A Cut Fingertip

Posted by: Daniel R. Lehrman Posted in: Guitarists Health

Buy Super Glue Here is an exclusive guitar  tip from the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Players like Stevie Ray bend strings, a lot. It is part of the particular style of music he played. Stevie Ray Vaughan used the largest gauge strings made, at least ones I am familiar …

Practice What You Preach

Posted by: Daniel R. Lehrman Posted in: Guitarists Health

You can’t teach the teacher. Practice what you preach. Me, myself and no one else forgot to follow some basic rules that I feel are mandatory for allowing your fingers and wrists to stay healthy. I preached in a recent article about not overplaying in term of the length of …

Men are mostly mum about prostate cancer, but new options improve treatment, outcome Composer, guitarist Frank Zappa succumbed to prostate cancer in 1993. Above, Grateful Dead bassist and composer Phil Lesh underwent successful prostate cancer surgery in 2006. Guitar Players Stephen Stills underwent surgery for prostate cancer Jan. 3. Singer/songwriter …