Novice Guitarists Under Threat of Repetitive Strain Injury

The condition of RSI is a syndrome that effects muscles, tendons and nerves in the hands, arms and upper back and is developed when muscles in these areas are kept tense for long periods of time, due to poor posture and/or repetitive motions. The problem of guitarists and other musicians suffering from RSI is not a new one, with several popular guitarists falling foul of the syndrome.

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