Welcome to a new weekly 10-second tip.


As I preach a lot, one of the biggest things you can do for your long-term enjoyment is to free your body of tension.

No one likes to play when tense, when your back is aching and when guitar practice leaves you more sore than digging holes all day.

If you ever feel like that, breathe deeply, relax, ensure you are not pressing too hard but also…


“Check your shoulders for tension.”


So many guitarists tense up their shoulders when they play.

Keep an eye on that, wiggle your shoulders every now and then and let them “hang” in a relaxed way.

It is not easy if you are a tense player, but it is definitely something everyone should check and work on.

Keep that in mind and enjoy your Friday.


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. I talk more about this in a lesson titled the “3Ps of Guitar Playing (Position, Posture, Pressure) inside in the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy.

If you want to, you can find out more about it below…

The Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy


P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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