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post Sep 30 2007, 10:08 PM
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Hi Kris!

As the beginner, I am, at the moment I study the patterns of your "Marty Friedman style arpeggio lesson".

Hereby, especially at pattern No. 3, my fingers cramp, without that I am noticing this while playing, but mostly afterwards.
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I have to be very carefully, that my middlefinger on b-string doesn´t touch (slightly) the e-string at picking the e-string at 7th or 11th fret... And I am quite sure, that trying to avoid middlefingers touch on e-string leads in my cramp.

Do you have any ideas, how to avoid the cramping?

Greetings from Berlin,

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Kristofer Dahl
post Oct 1 2007, 12:23 AM
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What I usually do is to practice the same thing a few frets higher - since the stretches usually are what gives me the cramp. Perhaps worth a try? smile.gif


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