The Human-Guitar Interface

It’s finally here! I’m proud to present the newest lesson in the Six String Recess lineup: “The Human-Guitar Interface”. The focus of this lesson is on how our bodies interact with the guitar and how we can play more effectively and more more comfortably.

I’ve wanted to tackle this topic for quite a while because I think it’s an important one and it isn’t talked about enough. I know that, as I learned to play the guitar, I struggled for a long time before it felt “natural” to me. So I’ve spent a lot of time over the years thinking about the bio-mechanics of how it all works, collecting notes and ideas until I could finally present them in a cohesive package.

This isn’t just a “technique” lesson, though there is a lot of overlap with that kind of material. Instead, this lesson focuses on some of the basic principles of how human physiology determines how we approach the instrument. But more importantly, how to explore each dimension of the human-guitar interface (strap length, pick-rotation, strumming motion etc.) to figure what works for you and what works best in a given context.

Great players don’t just have one way they play the guitar. They have a “repertoire” of moves and approaches depending on what they need. This lesson will help you explore and expand your own physical vocabulary with the guitar to help make you a more effective and comfortable guitarist.