#1
ok i have been playing guitar for a little over a year now and power chords still hurt my left hand muscles when i play them for long periods of time or over and over again. anyone have any tips on how to strengthen my left hand so as to eliminate the pain
#2
um, you should probably not play for awhile. if you keep it up you could have long term wrist damage i.e. it will hurt all the time. when it starts to hurt, all you can do is stop and stretch ur arm.
#3
if its your fingers that hurt, rest for a couple of days.
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#4
agreed. stretch it a little. stop and wiggle your fingers, roll your wrist, etc. if you've got a capo, sit there and keep squeezing it.
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#5
An exercise you could try is starting to play power chords much higher on the neck, where you wont have to strain and stretch your hand so much. Start at fret seventeen and strum for a while. Move down a fret after a while. Repeat until you reach the first fret.

It's alright to feel a stretching feeling in your hand but if you feel any pain stop immediately.
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um, you should probably not play for awhile. if you keep it up you could have long term wrist damage i.e. it will hurt all the time. when it starts to hurt, all you can do is stop and stretch ur arm.


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I think that happned 2 me I've been playin guitar for 2 years now and my left hand has been killin me every time I play since da last six months
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