I've been learning The Spell by Kamelot for the past 20 minutes (tops). It's the 1st time I've played with a pick in a while. After learning the intro my hand started to ache. Is this normal?
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It's *normal* if your hand is not trained (anymore). In my eyes, you should stop for today and go on tomorrow, otherwise a typist's neuritis might evolve from this.
I had occaisional wrist pain in my fretting hand until I started stretches before playing. Try it.
Your picking hand aches? Check you're not playing with too much tension - relax your hand and look at it, thats pretty much what it should look like when you're picking. Don't grip your pick too hard either.