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Jenbu
post Aug 10 2009, 09:30 PM
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Hello! In the last time it hurts in my fingers especially in my ring finger. This happens when I bend and it's uncomfortable
I've tried to tape it but it's just irritating.
Is this normal? do you have any tips?
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post Aug 10 2009, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE (Jenbu @ Aug 10 2009, 10:30 PM) *

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Looks like you press down so hard your fingers turn white. Could it be that you're just straining yourself. Try to relax you hand and fingers a bit when you play.


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post Aug 10 2009, 09:48 PM
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From giving guitar lessons to young kids i deal with this quite a bit, first off i guess i would recommend supporting your fingers when you bend (which by the picture i THINK your doing), also possibly try a lighter gauge string.


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post Aug 10 2009, 09:58 PM
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agree with mickey and mitch, and just add that it will stop hurting over time, as u devellop caluses and better muscels and i think some of the nerves get damaged so u dont feel it xD then u have become comfortably numb hehe

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post Aug 10 2009, 10:01 PM
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thanks ! I tried to relax more and it helped, It still hurts but it will sure be gone soon
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post Aug 10 2009, 10:04 PM
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It's best to keep things at a slow pace and keep the fingers relaxed from time to time by taking regular breaks during practice sessions. Bending exercises (aside from being a bit boring smile.gif ) are putting lots of strain on the fingers, specially when you're starting with practicing bends.
There is no need to actually press that hard, and the relaxation will come in time as well, so for now just try to make breaks so your fingers doesn't hurt. Practice the bends higher on the fretboard where the tension is a bit less, and practice them very slowly with the metronome. Try to fret the string just behind the fret and with the tip of the finger, this will give you better control and less strain.
Here is a small video that I've made about bending and practicing bending & vibrato, it's not much but may serve as a guiding point.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=329234


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post Aug 11 2009, 01:03 AM
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It happens when you start to bend, no worries.
Just try not to practice bends that much,
you can get more power and strength with playing chords only etc.
Give it some time, it'll pass eventually. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Aug 11 2009, 01:03 AM) *
It happens when you start to bend, no worries.
Just try not to practice bends that much,
you can get more power and strength with playing chords only etc.
Give it some time, it'll pass eventually. smile.gif


This is good advice for sure smile.gif


This discomfort you describe is something often experienced by new players. My fingertips were so sore for the first year of playing, but eventually your fingers toughen up (you should get calluses) and this wont be a problem for you at all.

So keep practicing hard and eventually this wont be a problem at all for you smile.gif


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post Aug 11 2009, 09:52 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Aug 10 2009, 11:04 PM) *
It's best to keep things at a slow pace and keep the fingers relaxed from time to time by taking regular breaks during practice sessions. Bending exercises (aside from being a bit boring smile.gif ) are putting lots of strain on the fingers, specially when you're starting with practicing bends.
There is no need to actually press that hard, and the relaxation will come in time as well, so for now just try to make breaks so your fingers doesn't hurt. Practice the bends higher on the fretboard where the tension is a bit less, and practice them very slowly with the metronome. Try to fret the string just behind the fret and with the tip of the finger, this will give you better control and less strain.
Here is a small video that I've made about bending and practicing bending & vibrato, it's not much but may serve as a guiding point.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=329234

thanks i will check it out smile.gif

well actually I have being playing guitar for soon 2 years now. Not very active but since I started on this site my playing have increased alot. But I didn't bend so much before the Nocturnal Vision lesson wich I found 2 weeks ago and it stucked on my mind and now im doing bends alot more. smile.gif

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post Aug 11 2009, 09:59 AM
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I had that problem long ago when I was practicing on acoustic guitar. That was really hard. Later when I moved to electric it felt like I got rid of 3 tons load on my back. Maybe you can try that and your fingers will have more strenght. As Muris said, don't overdo it. If you feel pain get some rest and continue. Chords are also good for left hand strenght, but not just simple chords smile.gif Try some with more stretches.


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post Aug 11 2009, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Aug 11 2009, 10:59 AM) *
I had that problem long ago when I was practicing on acoustic guitar. That was really hard. Later when I moved to electric it felt like I got rid of 3 tons load on my back. Maybe you can try that and your fingers will have more strenght. As Muris said, don't overdo it. If you feel pain get some rest and continue. Chords are also good for left hand strenght, but not just simple chords smile.gif Try some with more stretches.

yeah thanks I will try that for strenght smile.gif
but is it too late to say it only hurts in my finger tips? :S
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post Aug 11 2009, 11:09 AM
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QUOTE (Jenbu @ Aug 11 2009, 11:26 AM) *
yeah thanks I will try that for strenght smile.gif
but is it too late to say it only hurts in my finger tips? :S


Hmm that is pretty normal when you are doing a particular technique excessively. It happens to me also if I get the urge to practice a new technique or one I haven't practiced in some time and do it a little too much. Even though I have built strong clauses if they are not used to the particular/new montion they will hurt. My advice is to give it a rest (1-2 days). Also when practicing bending do it in small portions 15 min maybe then rest for some time as it can be hard on fingers.


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post Aug 11 2009, 04:48 PM
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the fingertips a actually not so bad but in the side where my nail are connected to the finger. Im concerned that it will be more open than it is sad.gif
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post Aug 11 2009, 11:37 PM
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It's all about pushing the strings up with your fingers, try to find a correct angle, and do it lightly. Press just behind the fret so you require less force.
And be patient, it will take some time to do it properly! smile.gif


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