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Old 12-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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How to relax hands?

I've noticed that when im playing, there is a lot of tension in both hands and both arms.

how do i get rid of it?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Slow down. It doesn't matter how much that is by, just slow down until you can really control what you're doing.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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I've noticed that when im playing, there is a lot of tension in both hands and both arms.

how do i get rid of it?

In general, or when using certain techniques?
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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just in general... in other words, im not playing "loosely"
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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for strumming, keep your wrist relaxed. for everything else, including strumming, if you're tensing up then you're playing too fast.

the key word here, is "control", which is what Zaph said. you need to be in complete control. because if you're in complete control, then you'll be relaxed, which means no tension will occur.

control = relaxation = no tension

Breathe.

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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Practice playing slow, then you'll develop a comfortability and relax your hand/wrist
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:23 AM   #7
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I think the best way try putting them in steam,with a boiling pot of water and let the steam go through your hands.Then use exotic oils and the'll feel relaxed.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #8
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Just practice a lot but slowly, take better sitting positions and just relax. Try using some oils too. Don't get too tensed up and just keep your wrists relaxed.
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