: the manner in which technical details are treated (as by a writer) or basic physical movements are used (as by a dancer)Therefore musical technique could be simply defined as: the basic physical movements used to play an instrument. As you may have quickly figured out, there is nothing basic about playing a musical instrument. Not well anyway. How do people make it look so easy? People like this:
That's Celso Machado. He is a musical genius. No doubt. Much to be learned from this one. Notice how relaxed he is with the instrument. His movements flow and there's no wasted movement.
We can safely say that Celso Machado is a master of guitar technique. Again nothing basic here. Or is there?
Consider, technique is the basic physical movements to play an instrument and guitar master Celso Machado's technique is to play with flowing moves and minimum waste. So should you.
If you are serious enough about your playing to ever consider your technique and how you might improve explore these tips.
- Listen to your body
Go with what feels natural and flows the best. Experiment and don't be afraid to change things up if it feels right.
- Practice with grace/ play with grace
- Don't worry about speed
Hope it helps