#1
When ever I play, especially if I stand, my left wrist is at like a 90 degree angle from my forearm. I try to straighten it out, but If I do it makes it way harder to play barre chords and the lower 3 strings, and if I play with my wrist at such a sharp angle it starts to really hurt. Wadoido?
#2
Raise your strap...?
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#4
Do you know you're not supposed to have the guitar straight so it goes horizontal across your body?
Last edited by guitarcrazy1991 at Aug 26, 2007,
#5
Either raise your strap or get used to it.
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#6
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Do you know you're not supposed to have the guitar straight so it goes horizontal across your body?


Yeah, the neck kind of goes upwards towards you.
#7
Try rotating your hand so your thumb is more parallel to the neck than perpendicular? I get a sore wrist if I play lots of barre chords (especially as I work my way down the neck), its annoying..
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#8
Yeah, last person I was talking to said best bet (most comfortable and accessible for the strings) is close to about 45 degrees. I tried and out and it makes sense to me, and it sure is comfortable.
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#10
But if I raise my strap I wont be cool!!

My straps at about the same height as if I rested my guitar on my knee, so theres no difference there, and raising it higher then that gets uncomfortable for my RIGHT hand.
#11
Would you rather have carpal tunnel or look cool?
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#13
Put your thumb over the top of the neck, it should let you have a completely straight wrist.