Stretches for the fingers for stringed instrument players

Following a request from Claudia during the mandolin workshop today:

HANDSPAN:

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

STRETCHING OUT ARMS & 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.

STRETCHING OUT CHEST & SHOULDERS

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

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/moving-to-a-new-beat-20130322-2glk6.html

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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.