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Just wanted to share a little something with the pit, although I think it will be a bit redundant.

My wrist would regularly kill me after practice. I was losing hope... I Thought I would become a good guitarist, but at the cost of my hands. Then...BAM!!! I found a way to do both.

Mind you I work IT, so I abuse my hands at work and at home.

I did 3 very small things:

1) I forced myself to take breaks in between practice chunks (scales, break, chord progressions, break, squeelies, break, etc.) This can particularly annoying becuase you want to practice and get better non-stop... I know the feeling. Theres a lot of ground to cover and the clock is ticking.

2) I removed the tension from every point of my body I could. I played fast, but relaxed. Sounds wierd, but try it. (Also I stopped anchoring right hand, it may feel good but it limits your speed and movement.)

3) I check this 'ergocise' website out and it helped me to warm up and stretch my hands. THIS IS NOT AN ADD, ITS FREE. DO NOT REPORT ME.

http://www.ergocise.com/wrists.html

Lastly, if your hands hurt, stop. Take a break. If the pain persist, see a specialist. You will never become good at playing guitar if your ruin your hands.

Thanks pit, and rock on!
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#2
Quote by gizmodious
2) I removed the tension from every point of my body I could. I played fast, but relaxed. Sounds wierd, but try it. (Also I stopped anchoring right hand, it may feel good but it limits your speed and movement.)


This is the only part that matters. I regularly play for hours on end and do most days of my life and have never experienced guitar related pain aside from callus building. Unless you're relaxed you can injure yourself doing absolutely anything.
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Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
This is the only part that matters. I regularly play for hours on end and do most days of my life and have never experienced guitar related pain aside from callus building. Unless you're relaxed you can injure yourself doing absolutely anything.


Yeah, but you've been playing most of your life. Thats horrible advice for a person just starting to get serious about the guitar becuase they haven't built up they're hands endurance yet. That comes with time.

Its like running a marathon like your a pro the first time you touch the track: you'll destroy more tissue than you build, you'll puke, and you'll hurt yourself before you reach your goal.

Still thanks for the post.
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Quote by gizmodious
Yeah, but you've been playing most of your life. Thats horrible advice for a person just starting to get serious about the guitar becuase they haven't built up they're hands endurance yet. That comes with time.

Its like running a marathon like your a pro the first time you touch the track: you'll destroy more tissue than you build, you'll puke, and you'll hurt yourself before you reach your goal.

Still thanks for the post.


Actually I haven't. I'm 21 now and I've been playing for about 6 years and I actually practiced much more and more intensively when I first started.

I stand by what I said.
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