johnyere
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Join date: Apr 2012
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#1
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?
Zaphod_Beeblebr
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#2
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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mdc
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Join date: Feb 2008
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#3
Quote by johnyere
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?
johnyere
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2012
1,069 IQ
#4
just in general... in other words, im not playing "loosely"
mdc
UG's Mr Chord Man
Join date: Feb 2008
722 IQ
#5
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.
Last edited by mdc at Dec 1, 2012,
GuitarmanCali
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#6
Practice playing slow, then you'll develop a comfortability and relax your hand/wrist
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