Practice-Right was developed and designed to help the player to form and maintain the correct right hand position. For the first time ever we have a device that addresses one of the trickiest parts in the process of studying classical guitar – Right Hand Posture. Correct hand posture has proven to be the major key to producing a quality tone and developing a good technique.
One of the most common mistakes among finger-style players is the collapsing of the hand and resting on the soundboard. Other common mistakes include over-arching of the wrist or kinking of the hand too much to the left or right side. These positions will limit playing abilities and can lead to wrist pain or serious hand injuries such as carpal tunnel and tendonitis.
This is where the Practice-Right comes in! It will prevent the hand from collapsing and making these common mistakes. Practice-Right provides a slightly arched position of the wrist and straight alignment of the hand. It is ergonomic, adjustable and allows full freedom of the fingers. Practice-Right will enable the player to practice the most effectively and to achieve maximum results while playing the guitar!
Ergonomic hand position.
Practice-Right prevents the wrist from collapsing and reminds the hand from being over arched and kinked too much on either the right or left side.
Good tone and proper stroke.
The guitarist will be able to understand the principle of producing a good tone allowing the fingers to move in the right manner, towards the palm – full finger follow through.
Consistency and economy of time.
Practice-Right allows the player to practice and play with consistent hand posture. It will allow maximum efficiency and will save hours and hours of practicing.
Practice-Right works perfectly for both Tirando (free stroke) and Apoyando (rest stroke). The elastic strap will enable a comfortable feeling and flexibility of the hand.
Practice-Right is fully adjustable! It is designed in such way so the player can change the angle and make individual position adjustments. The flexible yet supportive core will enable the player to find the most suitable position for the hand. Simply bend the core of the Practice-Right and adjust it to your or your student’s preference!
– Practice-Right can be used as a position correction aid for both left and right
– It can be used on the side of the wrist to prevent the hand from being too
kinked to the right or left side.
– The elastic strap enables comfortable feeling and flexibility of the player’s hand.
– Practice-Right can fit smaller and bigger hands. The elastic strap fits players with wrist circumferences from 4.5 – 9 inch (11.5 – 23 cm).
Practice-Right allows the player to correct bad habits and helps aid beginning players toward a direction that is suitable for proper positioning. Teachers may use it on themselves and then pass along to the student to demonstrate as a “mold” for their own technique. Practice-Right is a great aid for those new to the classical guitar, for those returning to the instrument after a number of years, and for those coming to the instrument from other guitar disciplines, such as electric guitar. New students, particularly little kids, seem to have a particularly hard time keeping a good relaxed wrist position with the wrist out enough to be able to use the fingers and thumb effectively. Stevan Jovic’s Practice-Right is a clever way of helping to keep such students’ wrists bent correctly, and it does help. Bravo! – Alice Artzt (Princeton, USA), Studied Guitar with Julian Bream, Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya
Practice-Right is perfect for those who like to work by themselves and want to make sure they are practicing the right way. It will always remind you about the proper hand posture even when the teacher is not there to help. Did you ever wonder if you were doing the right thing on your own without a teacher or YouTube instruction? Finally playing on your own is now easier than ever!
How do we produce the sound on the classical guitar? What is the most natural motion of the fingers? What hand position will feel the most comfortable and will allow the fingers to move easily and make their most natural motion? All these questions lead to a simple answer: Elevated wrist and straight alignment of the hand. Practice-Right is comfortable, ergonomic and allows full freedom of the fingers. It works very effectively as a gentle reminder about the proper position of the right hand. It is small, easy to attach, convenient to wear and brings your hand in a good position without any force.
Alternation between index and middle finger represent the basics of the bass guitar technique. Sometimes players tend to collapse or over-arch their wrists. This will slow progression and will limit playing abilities in the future. Another common bad habit is the kinking of the hand too much to the left or right side. In order to express yourself and have no limits in playing it is necessary to develop a good technique and maintain healthy playing habits. Practice-Right will be a terrific help in developing proper bass technique.
Practice-Right works perfectly for both acoustic (steel string) and classical (nylon string) guitar players. The principal of producing the tone on both acoustic and classical guitar is the same. We produce the sound on these acoustic instruments by making the string vibrate. No amplification occurs during this process, so all the energy is provided by plucking the string. Therefore, it is crucial to have a proper hand position that will allow the fingers to pluck in the right manner. Secrets of the classical guitar players are now being revealed to every finger-style player through Practice-Right.