#1
so ive got the technique and evrything down
but after today practicing quite awhile, i noticed im starting to develop either a callous or a blister on my thumb on my right hand
[mainly because i drag it acros the strings to mute the lower notes]
but my question is, is this common? and will it affect my playing eventually?
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#4
its actually good to develop a calous b/c it means ur doing alot of work lol. but in all seriousness a calous is good because it means ur finger wont hurt, plus u should hav e already got a calous if u do a lot of pinch harmonics
#6
oh, thanks
thats a relief
i thought was going to end up being a big problem

but ive noticed it only started after i changed my picking style
i used to hold the pick wiht middle index and thumb in a wierd manner, that never had that occur
but ive been watching a lot of the solo japanese shred guitarists and noticed they all held the pick in a different way, so i tried that out
and then that happened, sort of one of those oh **8* moments

but, yeah, thanks a lot =)

edit:
well i know about callouses on other fingers
but all my pinch harmonics used to be done with my index finger so i never developed a callous on my right hand, hence why it seemed wierd
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#7
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no, callous is part of playing guitar you pussy


Grow the **** up.

TS: If that style's what works for you, the callus will simply make things easier in the future. I have a friend that sweeps that way, and after you get that callus you'll be absolutely fine and more comfortable.