#1
I've been playing about a year now and I've just started getting really stiff fingers that hurt everyday when i start playing. am i playing too much? should i rest a bit?
#2
yeah take a rest
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#4
A couple days will probably cut it, but if you're still feeling discomfort you may want to wait a bit longer.

While you're taking a break, check be sure that you're using proper techniques and not inadvertently harming yourself.

If the pain continues or worsens over the next week it'd probably be in your best interest to contact a doctor.

Oh, and let us know how things work out for you mate.
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#7
Warm up your hands a bit before you play: clap your hands, spin your arms in a circle; get the blood pumping. Then, slowly do some finger and wrist stretches. Finally, don't jump right into what you are playing, ease into it.

I was taught to do this years ago when I first started playing violin.
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#8
definitely rigor mortis

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#13
Cold weather can do that, too. Do warm up exercises slowly building in speed. Massage the muscles, too. Playing banjo outside in the middle of winter is absolute hell.
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Playing banjo outside in the middle of winter is absolute hell.

Why?
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#15
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Why?
fast right hand rolls that require precise timing and smooth playing. Having stiff fingers makes the rolls sound 'jagged' and jumpy unless you warm up extensively, as well as the cold weather pulling the already quite fruity tuning even further out of tune. And it's something I've experienced, and is considerably more frustrating to me than playing guitar in the cold bar more technical stuff.
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#16
No why were you playing a banjo outdoors in the middle of winter?
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#17
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Warm up your hands a bit before you play: clap your hands, spin your arms in a circle; get the blood pumping. Then, slowly do some finger and wrist stretches. Finally, don't jump right into what you are playing, ease into it.

I was taught to do this years ago when I first started playing violin.


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#18
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No why were you playing a banjo outdoors in the middle of winter?
gigs are usually the problem. Not snowy winter, just cold, but it's just as bad indoors.
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#19
I hesitate playing ukulele in the cold, a banjo would destroy my hands so well done to you.
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#23
stiffening of the body due to tensing muscles after death.

caused several deaths during the first world war when rifles fired in the hands of their owners who's hands were slowly closing enough and the discharged rounds actually hit someone.
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#26
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A couple days will probably cut it, but if you're still feeling discomfort you may want to wait a bit longer.

While you're taking a break, check be sure that you're using proper techniques and not inadvertently harming yourself.

If the pain continues or worsens over the next week it'd probably be in your best interest to contact a doctor.

Oh, and let us know how things work out for you mate.


so ive rested them like 4 days and theyre already much better