Practicing guitar while holding tension in any part of the body will prevent your fingers from learning the movements you are trying to teach them. Unfortunately, virtually ALL guitar students are doing this very thing!
The worst thing is not knowing it! So, take this quick little test to see how much tension you are holding in your shoulders, legs, or belly while you try to get your fingers into position on the guitar. You know what they say..."Knowing you have a problem is the first step in solving it!"
This is worth your time, because until you get body tension under control, you will not be able to control your fingers.
Guitar Success Secret #1: When you start to become aware of the tension you are playing with, and learn special methods for reducing and eliminating it, you will begin to see your playing improve dramatically.
The next step to Guitar Success is learning and using special methods for reducing and eliminating excess tension when practicing and playing guitar. These methods are taught in "The Principles of Correct Practice For Guitar".