the guitarist's guide to hand care
welcome to dansm's guide to hand care! my name is dan smith, i'm a first-year grad
student at harvard, and i've been playing guitar for 5 years now.
this page is designed to help guitarists understand what they can do
to protect their hands from injury and to strengthen their hands for playing.
if you find the information on these pages useful, or if you have any questions, please
e-mail me. enjoy!
building and maintaining calluses
the easiest and fastest ways
to get tougher fingertips
an overview of the many methods of
fingernail care used by veteran guitarists
strengthening your hands
if your hand still hurts when you play
those barre chords, this page will help your hand get stronger
and prevent cramping
preventing wrist and hand injuries
injuries to your wrist, fingers, and
hand can really put a damper on your playing, so use this page to
learn to prevent them
exercises to improve your accuracy and
prevent injury at the same time
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© 1997 daniel e. smith. last updated 12-9-97