Comments for Pain in Thumbs and Fingers when Playing Guitar, Esp. Left Thumb. Average Rating. Click here to add your own comments. Nov 22, 2014 Rating: Pain in fingers after getting back into classical guitar by: Barry W I'm 51 and trying to get back into playing classical guitar after a few years of letting it sit. I've been working to play only about 60 to 90 minutes a day, and recently had.
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If you feel your fingers start to cramp up while you're playing, pause and stretch them out before playing again. Practice hammer-ons and pull-offs. If you've played any rock guitar, you may be familiar with this technique. Flamenco guitarists call it legato, and it gives you the ability to play alternating notes on one string more quickly. To play a hammer-on, play a note on one string and.
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I also have been playing some electric guitar, which also has much less string tension. I bought an Ibanez electric recently that has a thick neck. It seems to help. I really prefer a steel string acoustic. I have a 000a Martin with Silk and Steel strings, which is about the lowest string tension that I can find, but it still hurts to play. I may need to limit my playing on this type of.
Guitar Workout EXERCISE 8 This one is harder than it looks. It will give your left hand a good work out as well as develop your alternate picking. Play this exercise until you turn blue in the face. Repeat the same pattern over and over non-stop until your hands can’t handle it any more. Take a minute to recoup and then do it again. When you.
When you feel tension, stop, relax your fingers, neck and shoulders. Then get back in playing position but do not hold the strings down, use your fretting hand as if it was caressing the strings. Hold onto that feeling, and carry on practicing. You can also try practicing slower, which anyway always helps focusing on different aspects of your.
Being nervous when you play in front of other people will either make you more intensely present when you play or it will sabotage your playing to some degree. Some people loose a lot of their skills when they go on stage or even when a single person is listening to what they play. I used to drop down to 25 % of my skill capacity when ever I played in front of an audience. If your nervousness.