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Blister
post Nov 8 2013, 02:04 PM
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I'm assuming the doctor is a hand specialist since you were referred to a hand therapist. I'm am not a doctor but had nerve problems in my back that required surgery many years ago. My pain was serious & constant and now I live completely pain free.

Have the doctor & therapist said whether any more damage could happen by playing? Is the pain only when playing guitar? Have you considered getting a second opinion? I avoid doctors as much as I can (it's a man-thing, right?) but I would check into all options if I could be pain-free.


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post Nov 8 2013, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 8 2013, 08:47 AM) *
I see, I see smile.gif This is still good and we can work things out! Here's what I have in mind: Since you wish to exercise with modes why not start with working your ears combined with theoretical knowledge in a practical context wink.gif

Ionian Mode

1) Harmonize the C major scale using major and minor chords and the diminished one

2) Sing the F and B notes against each of the chords when you play them and listen to their sounds - can you reproduce the correct pitch?

This is great ear training and you will make sure to be able to deploy the characteristic scale degrees of this mode in the context of any chord derived by harmonizing the mode - priceless for improvising and composing lines, in my opinion wink.gif


Excellent, I will get right on this. Thank You Cosmin. I'll let you know how it's coming along.

QUOTE (Blister @ Nov 8 2013, 01:04 PM) *
I'm assuming the doctor is a hand specialist since you were referred to a hand therapist. I'm am not a doctor but had nerve problems in my back that required surgery many years ago. My pain was serious & constant and now I live completely pain free.

Have the doctor & therapist said whether any more damage could happen by playing? Is the pain only when playing guitar? Have you considered getting a second opinion? I avoid doctors as much as I can (it's a man-thing, right?) but I would check into all options if I could be pain-free.


Really good advice. I feel that I can be free of this pain which is triggered by certain positions of the 4th finger, by simply resting from playing, as most of the pain triggering positions are experienced when playing. Good insight on doctors and I agree wholeheartedly and will be looking into going elsewhere for opinions as I am not getting to the bottom of this yet medically. Thanks so very much.
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post Nov 9 2013, 08:48 AM
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Great Ken! Looking forward to your impressions wink.gif


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post Nov 9 2013, 08:54 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 9 2013, 07:48 AM) *
Great Ken! Looking forward to your impressions wink.gif


Already working on it. It's fun to learn new things in music. Thanks Cosmin, you've opened up some new areas for me.
I'll get back here in a few days with some comments and questions for sure.
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post Nov 9 2013, 08:59 AM
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QUOTE (Ken Nielsen @ Nov 9 2013, 07:54 AM) *
Already working on it. It's fun to learn new things in music. Thanks Cosmin, you've opened up some new areas for me.
I'll get back here in a few days with some comments and questions for sure.


Always a pleasure man smile.gif I Always thought that applying theory and working your ears are a very important part of making music and developing your power of self expression!


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