#1
Hi, I'm new, and I have a particular question about my wrist when playing.


I can play simple chords easily and not strain my wrist and my thumb usually peaks above the fret board. However, when I play barre chords, I find that I really strain my wrist and my thumb then scoots down to the middle of the back of the fret board to even lower. I read somewhere that straining like that can injure your wrist, and I really don't want that to happen. So, can someone tell me the correct way to position your thumb when you play barre chords, or even show me a picture that's on the net that can show me the correct way. Thanks for reading and thanks for the help.
#2
that's the right way. don't worry about it.
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#3
it may just be you, because thats how i make barre chords, and my wrist doesnt hurt.

they only thing i can think of is are you playing an acoustic? that could have something to do with it.
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#4
Okay, thanks!! I didn't know if I was going it the right way or not, I was doing it the way some pictures showed me but I felt strain (it's not pain, but it's uncomfortable)...maybe I just have to get used to the feeling since I've haven't played barre chords for very long. Thanks again.
#5
Yep, just have to get used to it, if it hurts...stop for a bit then pick up your guitar when the pain is gone.
#6
I've been playing for years and if I play a few acustic songs full of barr chords my hand will start hurting. It really does ache a your wrist if you play a set of songs on an acustic using barr chords, assuming thats what you're playing on