#1
I can play powerchords good and fast and everything but after playing them for a really long time without stopping my hand starts to hurt. (Like not sore or tired but actually hurt)

Is this just a matter of endurance or does this mean mean I should work on my hand position?
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#2
this happens to me too when i play power chords (also when i do bar chords). My advice is to just shake your hand ever once and a while to get blood flowing again. That's what I do, at least...
#3
that'll fade after time. To aid it in the future, always stretch your hands thoroughly before playing and DO NOT crack your knuckles. Also try not to play in the cold.
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#4
Stop playing, forcing your hands like that is not a good thing. Take a break untill your hand stops hurting
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#5
keep practicing, u wont feel it eventually. how long u been playing for?
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#6
i get this too when playing power chords. it's that one position. i still haven't figured it out. oh well i guess it aids for more nuances in songs.
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#7
Probably just an awkward hand position, try and find something comfortable
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#8
is it like a sharp pain in your palm??
kuz if it is its just cramping up
it happened a lot to me too
it probably will go away after a while of playing
i've been playing for 2 years
it doesnt happen no more
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#9
if you do powerchords by barring then it's stress and you should rest your hand. eventually your strength will go up. if you chord them with three fingers, i dunno, shouldn't do that.
#10
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if you do powerchords by barring then it's stress and you should rest your hand. eventually your strength will go up. if you chord them with three fingers, i dunno, shouldn't do that.


i use 3 fingers but sometimes it happens even with just the fifth and no octave.

for those who asked, i've had a guitar for 2 years but in that time there have been periods of a month or more when i didn't play and i really didn't progress at all. i started learning seriously (practicing every day) relatively recently.
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