Stretches for the fingers for stringed instrument players

Following a request from Claudia during the mandolin workshop today:


Here’s a great YouTube video which show some stretches for the hands that help in increasing the span and flexibility of your hands.


This YouTube video from RedDesertViolin applies not only to violin, but to any stringed instrument – about how to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome.

The wrist and arm sequence from Kit Laughlin is also very good for stretching out the same muscles.


The video below has some great stretches for the chest and shoulders – unfortunately about the 1minute mark there’s about 20 seconds of horrid interference noise – but the stretches are very worthwhile. (Be ready with the mute button)

And here’s one for anyone with rotator cuff injuries and ‘frozen shoulder’

Moving to a new beat (Canberra Times story)

An article about Dave and his teaching from the Canberra Times (23 March 2013).

Click on the link below to read the story

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O’Neill and Rodgers, and Franklyn B Paverty are performing at the National Folk Festival which starts this coming Thursday 28th March at Exhibition Park in Canberra.