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Shred Cat
post Oct 20 2006, 01:04 AM
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it seems like im always plagued with injuries. Couple months ago i got wrist pain in my fretting hand from doing legato, now im getting pain in my picking hand from picking exercises. Im so mad. i only spend 40 min a day on picking. i do use the computer alot, could this be a factor in my pains? I'm in a comp. programming course and all we do is type. I'm so pissed. Now im thinking about cutting down my routine to 20 min. How did guys like Vai practice 10 hrs a day? How bout you Kris? At this rate it'll be 20 yrs before I can play like Vai sad.gif
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post Oct 20 2006, 03:49 AM
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Umm.. I would bet that it is the computer IMO. I am on the computer quite a bit myself.. although I am not typing all that much. Usually looking up guitar stuff, etc. The only pain I ever have when playing guitar is when doing a lot of barre chords or my fretting fingers are sore. Which they are right now.. and I have to say that it sucks. It seems like once a week or so.. I will end up spending a couple of hours with the guitar.. and it shreds my fingers. Then it will last for a couple of days before it goes away. You would think after about a year or so of straight playing, they would quit this.


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post Oct 20 2006, 07:00 AM
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If I were to play my most demanding legato exercises 40 minutes a day, I would get an injury within a week (and I have in the past).

You have to be very careful when practicing techniques. There are so many other things you can do in a 10 hour schedule.

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post Oct 20 2006, 09:02 AM
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No pain , no game . mad.gif
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post Oct 20 2006, 10:55 AM
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QUOTE (Liam @ Oct 20 2006, 10:02 AM) *
No pain , no game . mad.gif


No arm, definately no game. unsure.gif


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post Oct 20 2006, 09:22 PM
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Thx guys. I think I'll cut my routine in half so I only spend 5 min on each exercise. it's more bearable that way too.
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