Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:22 AM
Just be careful that you don't get them so sore that it is a deterrent to practice. If they get too sore take a break. Let them heal a little bit. One may not consciously realize it but if they get too sore your brain may go, "That is something that, when I do it, hurts me. I don't want to do that".
It happened to me.
BTW, I was on a trip the last week and didn't practice the entire time (10 days). Just got back to practicing and can tell it! Played a bunch yesterday and they are sore
2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe
2012 Fender Stratocaster American Standard
2015 Epiphone Casino Coupe
2012 Yamaha Pacifica
Fender Blues Junior III
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:30 AM
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:48 PM
*If you get a blister (I got a few and a few blood blisters) TAKE A BREAK! It needs to heal!
*Never forget to warm up your hands/fingers/wrists before playing for a long time.
*Take a day off once in a while. Learn about theory online, watch videos (watch your guitar heroes play and analyze everything)...
*I use rubbing alcohol a few times. It seems to dry the skin, although I'm not sure if this is good or bad, works for me (maybe placebo?)
*Clean strings or change them, I wouldn't believe how nasty the strings got as well as the fretboard.
*Don't worry it will fall into place with playing, soon you will NOT be able to use a smart phone with your "fret hand" lol
Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:47 AM
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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:12 AM
there's one way through this gate,
everyday, 30 to 60 minutes.
once you get those callus in place, continue play your instrument and you will maintain your calluses and your skill level will improve.
when I person decides they want to start doing something like jogging, there are no short cuts to building up your endurance.
this is no different.
Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:49 PM