#1
I just noticed that I have a lot of skin flaking off my fingers (fretting fingers), and none of my other guitarist friends have this issue, also, I find it necessary to scrape the underside of my strings occasionally due to excessive build up of skin residue. Is this normal? My camera is really low quality so the flakes don't show up. My callouses also rip regularly.

I'm not sure if this is normal, but if its not, I'm gonna go see a doctor.
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#3
use some moisturizer
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#4
I'd post a pic of my fingers but I'm too lazy :/ but anyways, it's perfectly normal, your fingers can get pretty chewed up. Nothing to worry about man, happens to everyone.
#5
I had times my fretting fingers just started bleeding splattering all over my fretboard.

I just thought it was metal and continued playing
#6
its not NORMAL, but its fairly common. whatever you do, stop playing when your fingers begin to bleed. take a break.
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#7
for them to flakes yes, bledding deffinatly no.
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its not NORMAL, but its fairly common. whatever you do, stop playing when your fingers begin to bleed. take a break.


Bleeding is not that bad... but when your hands start cramping up badly and you keep playin you can seriously damage the muscles in your hand and arms
#10
Yeah, same happens to me. Especially with acoustic strings because they are thicker and a bit more rough than electric, for the most part.

So you're fine.
#11
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Bleeding is not that bad... but when your hands start cramping up badly and you keep playin you can seriously damage the muscles in your hand and arms


My hands always hurt the second day after playing. Is this serious?
#12
yea thats nothin to worry about, let your fingers rest a bit, and go easy on them so they can heal a bit. one time i guess i was playing too much and my middle fretting finger got a horrible bruise and i couldn't even play **** with that finger for a week. just don't push yourself when this kinda stuff happens
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#14
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#16
I generally find that if I play more (at least half an hour of serious playing a day) it doesn't happen so much. It does still happen periodically on my middle and ring fingers though.
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#17
totally normal. I only stop playing if i feel like im gonna bleed or if i have a bruised or burned finger.
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#19
yes this is normal if you play guitar a lot... especially if you get you're fingers wet and then play. it should stop after awhile and its also normal for the strings to get dirt and stuff on them. the thinner the strings the quicker they get dirty and break. good luck playing.
#20
Maybe you use too thick strings, or you fret improperly, I never had that happen to me since I use .10's and I put lotion on my hands all the time since I hate the feeling of dried hands.
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#23
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My hands always hurt the second day after playing. Is this serious?


That is kinda strange... Don't know if its really bad though, but try loosening your muscles when your playing(both in your hands and arms) if it doesn't hurt anymore..... you were doing something wrong