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Bt_movie_not_in_use Center your body so that there is a sensation of falling, rather than lifting, in the lower torso and legs (00h:00m:00s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Balance your weight evenly on your sitting bones and don't lean too far forward (00h:00m:37s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use The back should neither be completely straight nor too curved (00h:02m:19s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use The sacrum should stay down and the sternum should be positioned upwards (00h:02m:45s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Shoulders should "float on top of your rib cage" and the head should be up (00h:04m:24s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Slouching and bending the neck forward results in the contraction of scalene muscles, which affects the function of the hands (00h:05m:55s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Rotate the head from the top of the spine (00h:06m:43s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Exercises for locating the top of the spine and moving the head correctly (00h:08m:27s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Open your mouth slightly in order to relax the jaw (00h:11m:50s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Make sure that your body is free and flexible while playing (00h:13m:39s)

Gaining body awareness

David Leisner instructs Clovis Dethie, a student at The Royal Danish Academy, on body awareness as it applies to guitar playing. The class was given from the Mischa Elman Studio at the Manhattan School of Music on December 1, 2014.

Artists Bt_info_artist David Leisner

Instruments Classical guitar

Recorded Date 01-12-2014