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AdamB
post Apr 27 2009, 01:03 PM
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Hey,

I've been pushing myself to practice a lot recently, and have been experiencing some pain on the wrists on both hands in the last week or so.

I've decided to take a week off from today as I keep leaving it for 2 days and then when I play it comes back.

Whats the longest you guys have had to take a break from guitar to get your hands to heal up?

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Muris Varajic
post Apr 27 2009, 01:08 PM
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I can't think of having a break to "heal" my hands
but I've done breaks like week or two, mostly during vacations etc.

Not sure what kind of pain you're dealing with tho I hope it's nothing major. smile.gif



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post Apr 27 2009, 01:26 PM
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It shouldn't be painful to play guitar, that means somethings wrong, unless we're just talking about sore finger tips? Maybe you're tense while practicing?


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post Apr 27 2009, 02:17 PM
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Well, it's not sore fingers/skin, as I've been playing for many years and have very strong calluses now. It's just pain from the muscles in the forearm/wrist, I cna't really place it precisly but it's in the back of the hand/wrist/forearm. Sorry to be so vague but it's hard to sense exactly where it is coming from.

It feels like when you pull a muscle, like a dull ache. The only time it really hurts as a sharp pain is when I try to do a stretch between 2nd and 3rd fingers, which I have been practicing as they don't stretch at all :/

It's not painful such that I can't play, I can play as much as I like it's just I'm worried that the pain will cause damage if I keep doing it.

My hands feel quite relaxed when I play, except for when I go outside of my speed barrier, which I don't really do at the moment as I'm trying to practice slowly to a metronome as much as possible.
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post Apr 27 2009, 02:40 PM
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I've once been told by my guitar teacher (in Norway) about something like this... I have no clue about what the word is in English though, but in Norwegian it's called "senebetennelse" (maybe anyone else from Norway can help translate it wink.gif ).

Anyway... It's like it is starting to ache in your fingers (in this case). The advise I got was that I should lay down my guitar for a couple or days, or I could get some kind if infection in my fingers...

Don't know, but it could sound something like it...


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post Apr 27 2009, 02:53 PM
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Both Muris & Marcus have a point here, just gotta rest the hands a bit, and try not to tense up while you play. Make some regular mini breaks during playing if you experience pain, NEVER play fatigued, it will lead you nowhere.


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post Apr 27 2009, 03:00 PM
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Awesome. Well I decided not play again until next weekend (which is a holiday here in the UK so I can then start practicing seriously again then).

Think until then I'll do some pitch recognition exercises/learn some scale theory or something.

Does anyone know any good pitch learning tools? Something like a computer program or something that plays a note and you have to guess the pitch correctly?

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