#1
Hye guys, I've been playing electric for 2 years, and my fingers never really callused over or bled. But, I got my first acoustic friday and I've been playing non stop and my fingers are actually hurting! Is this normal?? Also i notice after I play my fingers are usually black where i pressed the string, now i know this will happen if there shit strings or if they are old, but these are brand new d'addario's, is this normal?

Also, what are some soft songs to learn?

Epiphone Les Paul Standard
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#2
it is normal that it hurts. they are thick strings that you are pressing hard on...and that black on youre finger happens to me sometimes, so it might be. I never asked anyone about that.
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#3
The black stuff is (in my experience) dead skin/bacteria that you leave on the strings when playing.

And yeah the pain thing is extremely common. Give it a few weeks and playing should be a breeze