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jonathan
post Jan 26 2010, 08:11 AM
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i havent played or even touched a guitar in more than 5 weeks because i was on holidays with my family.

now im back, but my finger tips are really soft and hurt alot

im considering buying a shredneck so i can take it with me next time i go on a trip, that way i wont lose my speed and coordination.

my question now is: besides playing with the shreckneck, is there something i can do with my hands or fingers to exercise them so that when i come back they wont be as stiff as they are now.

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post Jan 26 2010, 10:19 AM
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You Can Also take an Gripmaster wink.gif


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post Jan 26 2010, 10:23 AM
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Anything finger involved will help a bit. For example placing Your hand on the table, and lifting one finger at a time in many different orders, trying to do it with different pairs of fingers etc. Still shredneck is more useful. Or You can buy some cheap, small touristic guitar, it will sound terrible most probably, but still enable You to play after whole day of traveling.


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post Jan 26 2010, 11:31 AM
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Your fingers may weak, but after 5 weeks your desire is stronger! smile.gif
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post Jan 26 2010, 11:43 AM
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QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Jan 26 2010, 09:31 PM) *
Your fingers may weak, but after 5 weeks your desire is stronger! smile.gif
Breaks are good!


+1 .. doesn't get any better than this smile.gif


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post Jan 26 2010, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ Jan 26 2010, 10:23 AM) *
Anything finger involved will help a bit. For example placing Your hand on the table, and lifting one finger at a time in many different orders, trying to do it with different pairs of fingers etc. Still shredneck is more useful. Or You can buy some cheap, small touristic guitar, it will sound terrible most probably, but still enable You to play after whole day of traveling.

if yiu want to keep your calluses , next time take sand paper and sand your tips once a day
of course don't draw blood blink.gif
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post Jan 26 2010, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Jan 26 2010, 06:31 PM) *
Your fingers may weak, but after 5 weeks your desire is stronger! smile.gif
Breaks are good!


that's so true!!!! biggrin.gif

i LOVE playing my guitar after all this time even though its a bit painful.
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post Jan 26 2010, 02:41 PM
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that's right, breaks are good and healthy, even if your fingers are weaker, your mind is refreshed.
from time to time i stop playing guitar, for like a month, and after that i usually got a super creative time, not sure why but maybe it will work for you too wink.gif


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post Jan 26 2010, 03:48 PM
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5 weeks without playing is a lot man , get back to practicing smile.gif The only time I don't play guitar is when I am on some holiday but even then there is guitar around to do the playing biggrin.gif


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post Jan 26 2010, 04:58 PM
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When I go on vacation I take my shredneck and it's good for ten days or so, but 5 weeks might be too long. Gripmaster won't help mintaining calluses (I've got the red one but never use it), as it only exercises the fingers.

Nothing beats a real guitar obviously, but the shredneck is the best solution I've found so far for vacations smile.gif



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post Jan 27 2010, 01:45 PM
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post Jan 27 2010, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Jan 26 2010, 07:31 AM) *
Your fingers may weak, but after 5 weeks your desire is stronger! smile.gif
Breaks are good!


that's an awesome comment.

just keep playing and take same exercises focused on finger independence, and in two or three days you´ll be back. smile.gif


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post Jan 28 2010, 07:19 AM
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QUOTE (Artemus @ Jan 27 2010, 08:45 PM) *
try seven months... sad.gif


7 months is way too long!!!!

how come????
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post Jan 28 2010, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE (jonathan @ Jan 28 2010, 06:19 AM) *
7 months is way too long!!!!

how come????


Too long indeed, but needs must.. I'll probably have to start back at "how to tune your guitar" when I come back to it; it feels like a lifetime of not playing.
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post Jan 28 2010, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE (Artemus @ Jan 28 2010, 04:33 PM) *
Too long indeed, but needs must.. I'll probably have to start back at "how to tune your guitar" when I come back to it; it feels like a lifetime of not playing.
As to the why:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry387850



i really hope everything went well with your thesis and with the other things ur doing wink.gif
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post Jan 28 2010, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE (jonathan @ Jan 28 2010, 08:55 AM) *
i really hope everything went well with your thesis and with the other things ur doing wink.gif


Thanks man. Appreciated smile.gif I'm still working on the last couple of chapters but the end is in sight. Looking forward to getting the fingers back onto the fretboard soon.


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post Jan 28 2010, 10:02 AM
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QUOTE (Artemus @ Jan 28 2010, 04:58 PM) *
Thanks man. Appreciated smile.gif I'm still working on the last couple of chapters but the end is in sight. Looking forward to getting the fingers back onto the fretboard soon.


good luck then.

you are gonna love the feeling when u start playing again biggrin.gif
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post Jan 28 2010, 01:16 PM
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I've been on a little hiatus as well. I've been playing but not "hardcore" practicing like normal. I'm getting ready to dive in full on again though. The break has been refreshing though......but I'm ready to get at it again..... smile.gif
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post Jan 28 2010, 01:27 PM
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That happens to me when I don't play for 2 weeks or more. I found that after 2 days only I'm back in shape. Practicing is the only key and try not to lose the continuity. Even if you go for a holiday take acoustic guitar with you and have fun or find a guitar store and go jam for 10 min at least smile.gif


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post Jan 28 2010, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jan 28 2010, 08:27 PM) *
find a guitar store and go jam for 10 min at least smile.gif


that's actually a really good idea. why didnt i think on that!! tongue.gif

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