meouzer wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:31 am
Almost without exception, classical concert guitarists constantly and intently look at their left hand. So no one can say you can look at the left hand too much without contradicting common practice of the greats. Jamie Andreas who writes for beginners/intermediates and who has won pedagogy awards says "you don't know what your fingers are doing unless you look at them" (both right and left). So you adopted bad practice and ingrained it because you never looked?
for beginners it is sometimes necessary and normal, but for "greats"? it is unnecessary, harmful bad habit... and they set bad example this way too
music is the sound!!!!
why do we want to control production of sound by using our vision instead of our hearing? and .. is it good for one's neck? for one's back? etc. so much pain could be avoided if one would not do that constantly ...
Therefore - Yes! bad practice ingrained... and the same with many many things regarding guitar playing and other forms of our activities...
many of the things what we do done as irrational rituals repeated after "great teachers" .... if we only do rational things... if we only personally examine by reason all kind of things what we do or intend to do... maybe world will be so much better?
this will never happen.
We will continue to religiously follow "great leaders" .. academia etc. in all kind of rituals and taboos which fill our time here...
I'd better speak by music...Please listen my guitar on most popular music streaming services on WWW. Thanks!