#1
When I play guitar i notice there being tension in my arm especially near my elbow of my left hand. I use my left hand to fret.

I notice my whole arm locks up after a while and i dont have as much control over my fingers.

Should I make it a point to concentrate moving only my finger muscles and not tightening the whole arm.

I think its just a bad habit
#2
You should be loose and relaxed except for the muscles that need to do work. So no, you shouldn't be tightening your arm while fretting unless you're playing something really intense.
#3
how do i get only the muscles in my hand to tighten and move. The second i move my fingers i feel my whole arm gets tense.
#4
Do some stretching LMFAO. ( not really serious )
It happens to me when I play Guitar Hero too much!
#5
Quote by harkkam
how do i get only the muscles in my hand to tighten and move. The second i move my fingers i feel my whole arm gets tense.


Try to relax completely before playing and get out of the habit.