Zafar Haq wrote:Hi,Colin,
Thanks for your advice.
I watched Chu last month video.I'll pull my left elbow away from my body.It is not a comfortable feeling.I'll record another clip to observe the difference.
Ed Butler wrote:Colin - should your elbow be straight down, further away from the body or closer to the body. I have a similar bent wrist issue as Zafar and I am trying to work on having it more straight.
A small amount of bend is necessary at times but the further the wrist bends towards the inside of the forearm the more the tendons will be restricted.
It's a case of trying to find a position that is comfortable and this will vary for each person. I find pushing the elbow away from the body can lead to tension in the shoulder so the best position for me is close to the body. I saw advice to relax the arm and let it hang down, then bend the elbow to bring the hand up to the fingerboard level, then adjust the angle of the guitar, up/down, back/forward until the fingerboard sits under the hand.
I've spent quite a bit of time adjusting position to find something that works for me.
I also find it better to have the guitar soundboard as vertical as possible, although some advise a slight back tilt.
There is probably a lot of advice in the ergonomics/posture section of the forum viewforum.php?f=71