#1
I did a quick search and couldn't find an answer so sorry if this gets asked a lot, but I have been playing guitar with some guys who are into Third Wave Ska music. I normally don't play this type of music and I notice that the outside of my thumb on my pick hand has a sore/blister developing I guess from occasionally hitting it on the strings while up stroking. Is this normal at first or is my technique all wrong?

Thanks
#2
Quote by Ryan1021
I did a quick search and couldn't find an answer so sorry if this gets asked a lot, but I have been playing guitar with some guys who are into Third Wave Ska music. I normally don't play this type of music and I notice that the outside of my thumb on my pick hand has a sore/blister developing I guess from occasionally hitting it on the strings while up stroking. Is this normal at first or is my technique all wrong?

Thanks


The pick itself won't cause a blister. It is definitely down to hitting the strings like you described. You need to simply adjust your technique so you're not slamming your thumb into the strings.
#3
stop playing ska? theres like one famous ska band ever, theres a reason for that...
#5
I play acoustic using my thumb to strum and got a blister when I was first starting. Just take it easy for a few days, and get a callus like burnboy said