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davaflava
post Jul 20 2007, 05:39 AM
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well, I was playing frisbee golf for the first time with some friends and I saw how they were throwing it and I tried to throw it like them and i injured the forearm muscle in my hand and cant even make a firm grip on anything! how should I practice if i can't pick?

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post Jul 20 2007, 06:01 AM
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Practice as if you are using a Shred Neck, Practice fingering the notes and speeding up your left arm while your right arm heals. This is also a great time to practice tapping.. if you can biggrin.gif If you can't grip your pick you might still be able to tap notes. These are my suggestions.. the only injuries ive every had are to my left arm so i can't play without pain, in this case tho the best thing is to let the arm rest so that you don't have to take a month off due to serious injury.


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post Jul 20 2007, 06:09 AM
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Now would be a good time to practice showing off, use your teeth!


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post Jul 20 2007, 06:16 AM
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i would tape the pick to my fingers really tight or something lol i had to do it ounce it wasn't fun!


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post Jul 20 2007, 01:07 PM
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QUOTE (Guitar34 @ Jul 20 2007, 07:16 AM) *
i would tape the pick to my fingers really tight or something lol i had to do it ounce it wasn't fun!


I've done that too tongue.gif several times
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post Jul 20 2007, 01:09 PM
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I feel your pain! I was unable to play for about a month back in April. Hurt my shoulder and couldn't use my right arm for anything.

I practiced a bit of legato and also scales when I wasn't in a lot of pain. They were the two things I found I could do with minimal use of my right arm.
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post Jul 20 2007, 01:27 PM
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Don't use it.

No amount of pain, injury, or long term disability is worth playing guitar when all you have to do is not use your right hand for a week or two.

Practice some legato if you must, but do not injure or push your right arm. Let it heal properly at it's own pace.


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post Jul 20 2007, 03:07 PM
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QUOTE (AIB234 @ Jul 20 2007, 02:27 PM) *
Don't use it.

No amount of pain, injury, or long term disability is worth playing guitar when all you have to do is not use your right hand for a week or two.

Practice some legato if you must, but do not injure or push your right arm. Let it heal properly at it's own pace.


ohmy.gif, I might be a little extreme on this, but I once had to practice a whole week with my right hand severly bruised (biking incident). At times I was supermotivated because of my new guitar, and even though my mom told me that I should put my hand to rest, I still managed to play. To make it worse, the only thing I could play those days were chords, making it extra painfull...

Fortunately the pain went away pretty quickly, but I remember playing only by the agony it caused me, hahaha.
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post Jul 20 2007, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 20 2007, 09:07 AM) *
Check out the theory lessons!


LOL I have been. you read me like a book Andrew laugh.gif


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post Jul 20 2007, 08:55 PM
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QUOTE (davaflava @ Jul 20 2007, 03:19 PM) *
LOL I have been. you read me like a book Andrew laugh.gif


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