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post Jan 28 2009, 12:47 PM
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Hi guys, I was practicing scales for 45 minutes with a metronome just now and my hand tarted to really hurt, which is unusual, so i stopped. Any Ideas why my hand started hurting just after 45 mins? I had the guitar sitting on my lap with my thumb on the back of the neck, should i bring it closer to my neck so i dont hve to stretch my wrist?
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post Jan 28 2009, 12:53 PM
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I know this doesn't belong in the uploads forum. Someone please move this post.

And playing scales your hand will hurt until you're used to playing at that speed and in that position. It shows shows you're working your muscles usually. Just make sure when it hurts you rest for a bit and do something else.


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post Jan 28 2009, 12:56 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Jan 28 2009, 10:53 PM) *
I know this doesn't belong in the uploads forum. Someone please move this post.

And playing scales your hand will hurt until you're used to playing at that speed and in that position. It shows shows you're working your muscles usually. Just make sure when it hurts you rest for a bit and do something else.


Thanks for that, sorry about posting in the wrong section smile.gif
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post Jan 28 2009, 01:03 PM
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set an appointment with a local experienced teacher, and ask him to check your posture!

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post Jan 28 2009, 01:13 PM
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Also I recommend that from now on you drink plenty of water.
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post Jan 28 2009, 03:00 PM
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Check your posture mate, perhaps you were not sitting straight. Also did you warm up before exercises? WHen you practice you should try to relax your hands, and not push it too much. The pain could appear if you pushed it too hard, like playing fast or stretching your hands a lot, and not making some pauses to rest a bit. Practicing scales for 45 minutes, specially similar patterns and with a lot of streching and fast can quickly lead to pain, so I suggest you rest a bit and think over about your sessions. Perhaps you can make a 15 minute workout, then work on something different, and then back to scales etc. This would be more efficient and would not put that much strain on the fingers.


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post Jan 28 2009, 04:33 PM
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I agree with Ivan, posture and warming-up are very important things. I had some similar pains awhile back, but with good strethching it went away.

Here's what John Petrucci has to say about this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9tCQftFIAs


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post Jan 28 2009, 11:29 PM
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I think its not RSI but I'm not a doctor..I would recommend observing more what happens when you play in the future..Practicing scales for 45 minutes (without rest ?) is very demanding.You need to warm up before exercise and than make regular pauses...So this pain may be caused by over stressing your hand, so just be careful next time and make regular pauses when you do such intensive practice..

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post Jan 30 2009, 01:43 PM
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Thanks heaps guys smile.gif It was because I was pushing it too hard without a break, wont go for so long next time haha
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post Jan 30 2009, 02:57 PM
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I've been feeling some pain in my wrist lately too.. I've just started a hc-project with my friends and I'm playing a lot faster than before.. SO maybe that's the reason.. still it's sucks to be in pain.. any nice warm-ups/stretching tips for removing/decreasing it?

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