#1
Hey guys,
Today I decided to finally learn pop'n'slap. I learned RHCP - Can't Stop. After 5min's I got a HUGE blister, full of blood (you can see it through the skin of the finger) - and it hurts to type, even on my touchscreen phone. I know that it's because my technique sucks. I just want to know what I did wrong, and how to prevent it from happening. I use D'Addario Nickel Roundies 50-135.
Cheers,
Jonas
#4
your names jonas
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Yup. Probably the most common one in Lithuania. Very death metal indeed.

He's probably referring to the brother comment, after the Weezer song My Name is Jonas.
About the blister thing they just occur, and you have to get used to it. I know a lot who have had problems with blisters, I myself never have had an issue.
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He's probably referring to the brother comment, after the Weezer song My Name is Jonas.
About the blister thing they just occur, and you have to get used to it. I know a lot who have had problems with blisters, I myself never have had an issue.


I know that song
Yea. I thought so. I'm just asking, because I never got any blisters whenever I played regular style, and I'm assuming, that the blister is a sign of me lacking proper technique
#8
Nope if there is friction the possibility for a blister is there. If you try to play a little lighter it might help avoid them.
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Nope if there is friction the possibility for a blister is there. If you try to play a little lighter it might help avoid them.

Ok, thanks! I'll try. That actually might be the case, since when I play I REALLY give it my all.
#10
Blisters are completely normal. That's what happens when you start playing slap, especially if, as you seem to have done, go nuts on the first time. There's nothing you can really do except tough it out and develop caulloses.

However, one thing you can do is to learn to use both your pointer and middle fingers to pop. That way, when one blisters, you can use the other until the first one heals.
#11
You don't have to beat the hell out of the strings. And until you might want to try putting a drop of super glue on your finger, so your skin has a little more protection.