#1
So was learning the Heartbreaker solo by Led Zeppelin. I could do the first two hammer -on patterns up to speed, but not the third one (where it goes nenenenene, etc.) I practiced the 3rd pattern slowly (like 30 bpm on 16th notes) and worked my way up to 40 bpm. Unfortunately after 40 bpm I began to have trouble. Before I realized it I grew one big blister on my pinky >_<

Now, should I just keep on practicing the solo regardless? Or should I play something else? I really want to learn the solos of the song, cause then I can finally play the whole thing.
#2
Normally (I think) the best thing to do is to let blisters heal. If you keep playing through it they won't heal and you'll constantly be hurting.

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(where it goes nenenenene, etc.)


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#3
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Normally (I think) the best thing to do is to let blisters heal. If you keep playing through it they won't heal and you'll constantly be hurting.


This, definitely this, you have to let your body heal.
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#4
I would say, let it heal. Some would say: "oh c'mon, are you a little girl?''. But if you let it heal, it will actually become stronger.
#5
If they're actually blisters as opposed to just sore calluses then you've got to work on something else that's not so pinky-intensive for a while. Playing with a blister will just tear the blister off and the soft and extremely sensitive skin underneath will be exposed and then you really won't have any choice but to not use it until it heals.