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Leo Kottke - Injury and new playing style

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:03 pm
by Aaron • 14 Posts

I was reading up on Leo Kottke and came across this info.

In the early 1980s, Leo Kottke began to suffer from painful tendonitis and related nerve damage caused by his vigorous and aggressive picking style. As a result, he changed his picking style to a classical style, using the flesh of his fingertips and increasingly small amounts of fingernail rather than finger picks, and changing the positioning of the right hand to place less stress on the tendons. He also studied more classical and jazz-oriented compositional and playing techniques.

Googling and looking at interviews trying to come up with some more info on exactly what part of his hand was injured and all of that.

Anyone happen to have some info on this?

Thanks!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Kottke#...w_playing_style

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