#1
well you may remember me from monday, i'm the dude who's knee gave out and hurt my wrist, well my knee 'okay' but i fractured my wrist from landing on it, and it's my picking hand, so for three weeks i can't play my guitar. I pla metal so lack of daily practice is gonna kill my skill level, and JUS LAST WEEK i finally perfected my sweeping technequie (SP?) i'm just wondering how can i keep my wrist strong, especially for my tremulo and sweep picking

any suggestions?

and yes, i did purchase a Wrist Strong wrist band from Stephen Colbert


To convey my feelings about my broken wrist and my guitar skills , i have a picture, the 'bucket' in this pic represents my gutar skill and what the broken wrist is doing to it.



so what can i do to save my 'bucket'?
#4
shouldn't wank so much should you
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#6
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shouldn't wank so much should you

that would result in a sprain or carpol tunnel (sp?) not a break noob, you fail
#10
Im sure wanking would strengthen the wrist, really...wtf?
but yeah...just exercise when it's better, if you try while it's repaiting you'll just cause long term damage
#12
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that would result in a sprain or carpol tunnel (sp?) not a break noob, you fail


I'm so sorry my knowledge of wanking related injuries isn't up to scratch
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#13
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to serveral species, you didn't read my post i already bought one



Now how the hell did I miss that...
#16
Glue a pick to your cast, and just jam.

You're lucky, I broke the wrist on my fretting hand.
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#17
i broke my picking wrist twice, one for 2 weeks, once for 6. it sucks
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#18
At least you can still play air guitar.
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#19
three weeks isn't going to kill your technique. at least not to the point of no realistic return in under a week. just chill and lay low for three weeks and kill time by getting hot chicks to write their numbers on your cast.
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#21
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I'd still play if it was me. No measly broken wrist can stop my guitar playing!

doctor said if it try to play, i'll damage my wrist and the growth plates forever and never be able to play guitar again, so i don't think i'll 'just play anyway'

can i assume you've never broken you're wrist?
#22
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#23
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doctor said if it try to play, i'll damage my wrist and the growth plates forever and never be able to play guitar again, so i don't think i'll 'just play anyway'

can i assume you've never broken you're wrist?



I broke my wrist once. It was my non-picking hand, and all I could play were slow single note songs and power chords. I was SO pissed.
#24
Practice your legato - and come back to your sweep picking etc when your wrist is better, and then bring it together. Seems like the perfect opportunity.
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#26
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I'm so sorry my knowledge of wanking related injuries isn't up to scratch

Shouldnt had jumped the boat so.
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#29
**** sucks, man. Broke my wrist before, luckily I sucked anyway back then

Just play some punk for a while just to get your fix of guitar; if you stay playing your skill shouldn't deteriorate too much. You'll just have to get your speed back up on the gallops.