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Guitarman700
May 22 2007, 01:39 AM
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Ive been practicing too much...from my neck to my fingertips
on my left side hurts like hell, cant practice and im going insane. what should i do?

ps my guitars in the shop getting all black pickguard, pickup covers and knobs. smile.gif

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May 22 2007, 03:03 AM
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Try sitting with your guitar over your left leg like in Pavels Lessons, it helps your muscles saty relaxed, and rethink your picking and fret hand positions.

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May 22 2007, 03:25 AM
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yes lol..tyhats i play.w.ith he guitar inbewteen my legs..you get so much more versatiliy that way...and its so much more comfortablel....but i guess..thats for me...its personal preference ddue..if its comfortable fo ryou..then do it

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May 22 2007, 07:31 AM
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Yeah that's a good advice!

@Ryan: Could you please correct your typing mistakes to make the text READEABLE? Thanks! Some of your posts are impossible to read! I know you must be typing very fast and that's why you get lots of mistakes but anyway - re-read the post before posting it so other GMC-ers don't have to spend 4 hours to read one post and GUESS what you wanted to say, ok? Thanks! smile.gif

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May 22 2007, 08:09 AM
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Put the guitar down and don't pick it up again until you no longer feel any pain - this is serious stuff.

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I seem to play well with my right leg crossed over my left and my guitar sat on it pointing upwards smile.gif Not saying its correct but it seems to suit my guitar shape.

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Guitarman700
May 22 2007, 04:48 PM
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thank for all the advice, you guys are all like family here i really appreciate it.

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May 22 2007, 05:37 PM
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How much you practise is really a personal thing and you have to listen to your body (and mind). It's almost as starting sports, don't overdo it, it won't help you.

In my case for 3 weeks I have been practising sweeps like hell everyday. At a moment my mind just did not want to accept anymore learning at new speeds became a drag... I didn't play guitar for 4 days and when I picked it up again was with no problems able to continue where I stopped and my brain was much fresh and more capable to learn faster.

So yes you have to know when to pause... The more you get into it the longer you can practise. It also depends if you are learning new stuff or continuously improving. For me learning completely new stuff I can only manage up to 2h max a day without losing concentration. Improving you can go over 4 hours easily.

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May 23 2007, 12:18 AM
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QUOTE (Ryan @ May 21 2007, 10:25 PM) *
yes lol..tyhats i play.w.ith he guitar inbewteen my legs..you get so much more versatiliy that way...and its so much more comfortablel....but i guess..thats for me...its personal preference ddue..if its comfortable fo ryou..then do it


whats...up...with..all...the..periods...dude....?LOL

I'm just kidding man but i agree with you.its more comfortable to play with the guitar in between your legs.

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QUOTE (stratman33 @ May 23 2007, 12:18 AM) *
whats...up...with..all...the..periods...dude....?LOL

I'm just kidding man but i agree with you.its more comfortable to play with the guitar in between your legs.


I hate playing in between my legs personally it's so uncomfortable for me. It makes me have to stretch even more and that's not good for me lol and i can't move very well.

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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ May 21 2007, 08:39 PM) *
Ive been practicing too much...from my neck to my fingertips
on my left side hurts like hell, cant practice and im going insane. what should i do?

ps my guitars in the shop getting all black pickguard, pickup covers and knobs. smile.gif


Get a massage! I'm serious, I just was on a cruise and went to the spa for a massage - it was amazing how many knots and kinks there were form my guitar playing, and she smoothed them all out ...

No racy comments, it was a REAL massage, ok? smile.gif

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QUOTE (steve25 @ May 22 2007, 11:38 PM) *
I hate playing in between my legs personally it's so uncomfortable for me. It makes me have to stretch even more and that's not good for me lol and i can't move very well.



I'm the opposite. I can't play with the guitar resting on my right leg at all pretty much. I can't get my left hand down and under the neck there.

When I move it over to the left leg it's a lot more natural to me, even if it looks odd. Also, on that side the guitar's positioned a lot more like it would be if I was standing (I wear the strap standing or sitting).

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Meho98
May 25 2007, 08:30 PM
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As much as you want to learn, your health is first than the guitar. Please just chill so in the future we can hear you play.

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May 25 2007, 09:55 PM
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I think i just joined the club of "hurt GMC-ers" biggrin.gif

This week i came up with 3 new alternate picking lessons i will record next month and they have so frikin' killer licks in it that i managed to make my right hand hurt - i just want to get it down so badly that i play them over and over again for 4 days now and today i started to feel pain in my right hand sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif I hope tomorrow it will get back to normal! Will do a better warm-up before practicing in future!

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May 25 2007, 10:52 PM
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Hey Guitarman700, I know how you feel I was off guitar for a month with a shoulder injury and it's not fun.

I agree with Andrew about the message. They are amazing at getting the kinks out. As for not being able to play I listened to a lot of music that incorporated what I was learning and wanted to learn. I just concentrated on the guitar parts and tried to pick stuff out. It actually helped me out as far as actually listening for certain things. I even listened to different types of music other than what I normally listened too. Learned to appreciate different guitar styles. Hope you feel better soon.

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Guitarman700
May 25 2007, 11:17 PM
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Thanks Guys. I am Feeling better now and have started to play again.

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Meho98
May 25 2007, 11:40 PM
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@ Guitarman, nice to hear man! Pavel is right - might want to do better warm-ups before thashing it. Good luck! wink.gif

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QUOTE (Pavel @ May 25 2007, 01:55 PM) *
I think i just joined the club of "hurt GMC-ers" biggrin.gif

This week i came up with 3 new alternate picking lessons i will record next month and they have so frikin' killer licks in it that i managed to make my right hand hurt - i just want to get it down so badly that i play them over and over again for 4 days now and today i started to feel pain in my right hand sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif I hope tomorrow it will get back to normal! Will do a better warm-up before practicing in future!


Me too!!! i actually cut myself on my index finger, ring finger, and pinky playing a sick solo from metallica. sad.gif
I didnt even notice until i saw the spattered blood on my guitars neck. ill probably be out for a couple weeks. mad.gif

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Meho98
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Someone get the medic!!!! Man down!!! unsure.gif

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Aaron
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feeling better pavel??? lmao laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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