#1
so i just started playing barre chord alot lately. well now my writst is in a brace and i can't move my thumb or other fingers with out a ton of pain. i guess i over did it now the dr. says i have to be in a brace for 2 weeks. what a bummber
#2


Wow

hardcore :p

Seriously... that's dedication
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#3
you try too hard
i mean it's like 15 minutes of fretting and at least 5-10 of relaxing if you can't get it right right away
#7
I think its trying to yell you something..
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#8
try the saxophone maybe?
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#11
what have you actually done to it? I have cysts in my wrist from playing guitar...
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#12
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you must be doing something wrong... i've had stiffness from barre chords, but nothing that bad... is your guitar slung really low?


reaaaaallllllly low :P
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#14
maybe .15 stings? O_o lol
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#15
try barring using your thumb on the low E instead, then you won't strain your wrist.
#18
I do barre chords on a bass with high action with no problems

dude, what did you do wrong?
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#19
so, how low DO you keep your guitar?
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#20
the dr said i just rubbed my tendons to the point where they got swollen. had always played on my jackson but i just got a fender strat and now its only a week old and can't play it. maybe the difference in the neck thickness is what did it. who knows but im pissed