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post May 18 2012, 12:23 AM
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I just busted my thumb sparring today. With a girl that weighs about 70 lbs less than I do lol... bring on the hate, Ben and Christian ph34r.gif This is why you should wear proper gear when doing pad work, and especially heavy bag work. It wasn't that bad when it first happened, but then I decided to continue with the rest of the training, which included more sparring with bigger opponents, and heavy bag work. This just made it worse and worse. This is why its bad to have an ego.

Its my right hand thumb, which is on the hand I throw retarded punches with. Its pretty painful to be honest, but thats not whats bothering me. Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

The problem is now I can't pick or strum, but I still want to practice. What should I practice now that one hand is useless? This really bothers me because its my right hand technique that needs the most work. Plus, I just started learning "A National Acrobat" by Black Sabbath, which is a really fun song to play.

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post May 18 2012, 12:33 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 17 2012, 04:23 PM) *
I just busted my thumb sparring today. With a girl that weighs about 70 lbs less than I do lol... bring on the hate, Ben and Christian ph34r.gif This is why you should wear proper gear when doing pad work, and especially heavy bag work. It wasn't that bad when it first happened, but then I decided to continue with the rest of the training, which included more sparring with bigger opponents, and heavy bag work. This just made it worse and worse. This is why its bad to have an ego.

Its my right hand thumb, which is on the hand I throw retarded punches with. Its pretty painful to be honest, but thats not whats bothering me. Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

The problem is now I can't pick or strum, but I still want to practice. What should I practice now that one hand is useless? This really bothers me because its my right hand technique that needs the most work. Plus, I just started learning "A National Acrobat" by Black Sabbath, which is a really fun song to play.

Advice?



l * e * g * a * t * o

and now is a good time to join the other thread about learning the notes on your guitar.

Oh, and there are a few activities guitarists should avoid - let's see here - chainsaw juggling, smashing your fists into objects? I dunno, might just be me, but um... smile.gif




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post May 18 2012, 01:07 AM
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ May 17 2012, 07:33 PM) *
l * e * g * a * t * o

and now is a good time to join the other thread about learning the notes on your guitar.

Oh, and there are a few activities guitarists should avoid - let's see here - chainsaw juggling, smashing your fists into objects? I dunno, might just be me, but um... smile.gif


Yes, legato would be a great thing to practice biggrin.gif

You do have a good point about avoiding certain activities. But so many guitarists practice martial arts, surely it can't be that harmful... at least thats what I thought blink.gif

What caused it is really poor technique on my part, and not wearing any gloves. I know, I'm a genius wacko.gif

So if you're gonna do any martial art, wear gloves and land your punches squarely on your two front knuckles. And make sure your partner thats holding the pads knows how to counter your punches with the pads wink.gif


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post May 18 2012, 01:12 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 17 2012, 11:23 PM) *
I just busted my thumb sparring today. With a girl that weighs about 70 lbs less than I do lol... bring on the hate, Ben and Christian ph34r.gif This is why you should wear proper gear when doing pad work, and especially heavy bag work. It wasn't that bad when it first happened, but then I decided to continue with the rest of the training, which included more sparring with bigger opponents, and heavy bag work. This just made it worse and worse. This is why its bad to have an ego.

Its my right hand thumb, which is on the hand I throw retarded punches with. Its pretty painful to be honest, but thats not whats bothering me. Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

The problem is now I can't pick or strum, but I still want to practice. What should I practice now that one hand is useless? This really bothers me because its my right hand technique that needs the most work. Plus, I just started learning "A National Acrobat" by Black Sabbath, which is a really fun song to play.

Advice?

you could do some arpegios fingerpicking using you index and middle finger or some rasguedo flamenco style, or tapping exercises smile.gif
hope your thumb gets better soon.


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post May 18 2012, 02:55 AM
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This seems like a great time to work on your "One Handed Technique!" You can generate enough down force to play entire solos, shred like a nutter, or play blues and power chords, using only the left hand.

Try doing your normal stuff, just try it with left hand pressure only. You'll work up some serious finger power smile.gif

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post May 18 2012, 07:55 AM
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There's nothing wrong with being beaten by a girl. In fact, men pay lots of money to have it done to them but that's another story...

I didn't know you were partaking in the violent arts, Mr Bone ? Is it boxing ? Muay Thai ? Tell me more smile.gif

It's possible a strained/stretched ligament or tendon if it got bent back in the wrong direction or something. I don't think it will be too long before you'll be able to play with it though (I mean, guitar... c'mon guys !!)

I also learned the hard way not to hit the heavy bag without proper gloves although it was my knuckle that complained in my case. It's been a matter of months now and as soon as I get a proper pair of gloves I'll be back to it.

Yes, when something won't let you go in a direction you were heading in, just treat it as an unexpected scenic tour and explore something else that maybe has been neglected so yeah, legato !! biggrin.gif









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post May 18 2012, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 17 2012, 09:55 PM) *
This seems like a great time to work on your "One Handed Technique!" You can generate enough down force to play entire solos, shred like a nutter, or play blues and power chords, using only the left hand.

Try doing your normal stuff, just try it with left hand pressure only. You'll work up some serious finger power smile.gif

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So what would be some arpeggios I could play with only my left hand?


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post May 18 2012, 08:46 AM
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I am doing this with Alex and you really feel that strength in the left hand fingers. smile.gif

BTW, I had an accident too about a year ago and my thumb got cut. I had to plaster it all for 6 weeks. But I used the fingers, country picking! smile.gif Hope it gets well man. I know the pain. sad.gif

Oh heres one video I did then. smile.gif



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post May 18 2012, 08:46 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 18 2012, 08:27 AM) *
So what would be some arpeggios I could play with only my left hand?


I guess you could play 3 string per string arpeggios as long as it doesn't involve barring the same fret smile.gif


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post May 18 2012, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 18 2012, 02:55 AM) *
There's nothing wrong with being beaten by a girl. In fact, men pay lots of money to have it done to them but that's another story...

I didn't know you were partaking in the violent arts, Mr Bone ? Is it boxing ? Muay Thai ? Tell me more smile.gif

It's possible a strained/stretched ligament or tendon if it got bent back in the wrong direction or something. I don't think it will be too long before you'll be able to play with it though (I mean, guitar... c'mon guys !!)

I also learned the hard way not to hit the heavy bag without proper gloves although it was my knuckle that complained in my case. It's been a matter of months now and as soon as I get a proper pair of gloves I'll be back to it.

Yes, when something won't let you go in a direction you were heading in, just treat it as an unexpected scenic tour and explore something else that maybe has been neglected so yeah, legato !! biggrin.gif


Sometimes its hard doing pad work with a girl, because my eyes just naturally gravitate to a persons center. Usually the person holding the pads I'm hitting is a dude, so my eyes glancing at his chest isn't a problem. But with a girl, it messes everything up lol... I want to tell her, "I swear I'm not staring at them on purpose!" but that would only make it worse laugh.gif

The violent art I'm partaking in is Krav Maga. Definitely check it out if you're into martial arts wink.gif



QUOTE (maharzan @ May 18 2012, 03:46 AM) *
I am doing this with Alex and you really feel that strength in the left hand fingers. smile.gif

BTW, I had an accident too about a year ago and my thumb got cut. I had to plaster it all for 6 weeks. But I used the fingers, country picking! smile.gif Hope it gets well man. I know the pain. sad.gif

Oh heres one video I did then. smile.gif


I remember when this happened to you sad.gif I think I might try that lesson you did. Thanks for the advice! biggrin.gif

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RE: Legato - Heres my thread with Alex Mudbone if you want to start doing that too. smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=44091

And mind you, when that hand becomes stronger and independent, speed is nothing! smile.gif


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post May 18 2012, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 18 2012, 03:46 AM) *
I guess you could play 3 string per string arpeggios as long as it doesn't involve barring the same fret smile.gif


Which chords should I play in G major/E Minor? (the scale I'm most familiar with) Is there anywhere I can find the three string arpeggios up the neck for that scale?


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Hello,

did you ever hear about brown millet ?

My english is not good enough to explain you in the right words - must google it

I eat it everyday - it is good for muscles nerves veins brain bones and all that .

Your stomage and Indestinel should be healthy because brown millet got a lot of acid.

3 big spoons a day minimum and only with water nothing what is kind of sweet !

Biological product of course !


Tips for guitar exercises i better don't give - i need them myself wink.gif

Material Art and Nature is one important point on the way .....

Ever thought about training in the forest - a great an honest partner - TREE!

There are many of them and in many different figures and forms what makes it easy to find the right partner to exercise what ever technic you like.
A tree should be respected as a friend - he is honest with you and you feel right now when you made a mistake or just hit to strong on him.

But its not his mistake its than yours .

What i wanna say you learn within the nature more about your self if you might imagine .

You must feel your movement and technic and build up the power and body within to the point - contact ,
step by step . It takes years but it works in mind and body.

Ever thought of a Makiwara - to buy is expensive - but its possible to make it self too.

To wear cloves and stuff like that for combat is important sure , you shouldn't harm anyone and not yourself of course.



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post May 18 2012, 09:34 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 18 2012, 08:53 AM) *
Sometimes its hard doing pad work with a girl, because my eyes just naturally gravitate to a persons center. Usually the person holding the pads I'm hitting is a dude, so my eyes glancing at his chest isn't a problem. But with a girl, it messes everything up lol... I want to tell her, "I swear I'm not staring at them on purpose!" but that would only make it worse laugh.gif

The violent art I'm partaking in is Krav Maga. Definitely check it out if you're into martial arts wink.gif


Oh yeah, Krav - good stuff ! biggrin.gif

Yeah I know exactly what you mean. 'I swear I'm not being a perv !' laugh.gif


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Krav Maga...that's pretty awesome! And why should Ben and I bring on the hate? We too love to be beaten by girls biggrin.gif

Legato and Fingerpicking would be my choice in such a case.

And how about some dance training for our next show? wink.gif


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I tend to dislicate my right sholder every 2 to 3 years... touch wood its not happend for 3 and a half, anyway when i'm strapped up i tend to practice chord shapes without strumming of course.. and just move around the fretboard, you could also practice finger picking without the thumb...

Now I've said that I'm probably tempting fate....
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post May 18 2012, 11:06 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ May 18 2012, 12:41 PM) *
Krav Maga...that's pretty awesome! And why should Ben and I bring on the hate? We too love to be beaten by girls biggrin.gif

Legato and Fingerpicking would be my choice in such a case.

And how about some dance training for our next show? wink.gif


Yeah I need to brush up on my dance moves wink.gif Although I think I'm gonna need some help putting on my cod piece lol Maybe I should imitate Ben and just wear nothing but a single donut... ph34r.gif


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post May 19 2012, 02:31 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 18 2012, 03:27 AM) *
So what would be some arpeggios I could play with only my left hand?


Any of them. Just practice them using left hand hammer ons instead of picking smile.gif

But I was more thinking about scales/licks etc. But yeah, why not arpeggios as well? If you've messed up your thumb, you gotta work without it right? So buck up and get cracking!


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post May 19 2012, 07:15 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 18 2012, 11:06 PM) *
Maybe I should imitate Ben and just wear nothing but a single donut... ph34r.gif


It works ! wink.gif


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post May 19 2012, 07:52 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 18 2012, 09:31 PM) *
Any of them. Just practice them using left hand hammer ons instead of picking smile.gif

But I was more thinking about scales/licks etc. But yeah, why not arpeggios as well? If you've messed up your thumb, you gotta work without it right? So buck up and get cracking!


biggrin.gif So where can I find the arpeggio shapes? I've been so focused on scales I never really got around to working on arpeggios blink.gif


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