|Yesterday, 06:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2014
please help me to decide (important)
Hello guys, i have a really important question , it's going to be a fairly long text but i'd be greatful for every opinion and advice. (english is not my native language i hope you don't mind )
a few year ago the tendons in my left hand were cut off (car accident) i coudn't even lift a finger, after the surgery i was able to move my fingers normally, with 2 little (but for the guitar important things) i can't bend my hand in the right way, it's only maybe 1/3 less than before, it makes it nearly impossible to play while standing(and my left hand is a little bit slower, but i never wanted to play fast stuff and it's maybe only 10 -15% slower than before) , only if i hold the guitar really high (something like those classical guitarists, only while standing,) but it's ok as long as i sit while playing, the next little problem is my little finger is a little bit stiff, it's too har to hit the E-A string ... basically with 3 fingers is it worth still playing ? i've been playing for 7 months(before the accident), you could still consider me as a newb (advanced noob)
photos of my hand http://postimg.org/gallery/d3613a92/
i don't matter playing while sitting for the rest of my life, im not in a band i don't have to play on gigs, the real problem is my stiff little finger, is it still worth learning and playing it with 3 fingers ? i can use my pinkie for the 3 lower strings,
i want to play grunge/ blues / classic (learning every nirvana song is a must for me )
is this a huge problem ? should a keep on going or trying it out with a guitar for "lefties"
is it really a huge handicap, ofc i like playing but it just makes me mad every time when i have ti you my pinkie, should i switch to the bass guitar ( i used to play the bass before i picked up a guitar) with the bass i think that it is easier to use my pinkie because i don't have to worry about muting the other strings(most of the time)
|Yesterday, 06:28 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Dude, just keep at it. Everyone has trouble playing standing up. Definitely keep working with your pinky, it's everyone's weakest finger, you're just gonna have to work a little harder. Try to slowly get used to using your pinky.
Just keep practising.
Sorry is this was utterly useless, it usually is...
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