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#21 User is offline   OldCowboy 

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 06:09 PM

Vinegar will ease soreness in the fingertips, but make sure there isn't any residue left when you play.
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 10:09 AM

View PostOldCowboy, on 18 June 2016 - 06:09 PM, said:

Vinegar will ease soreness in the fingertips, but make sure there isn't any residue left when you play.


or when you dunk biscuits in your tea.




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Posted 22 June 2016 - 05:50 PM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 22 June 2016 - 10:09 AM, said:

or when you dunk biscuits in your tea.




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Mean to say we're talking to ourselves? That's OK. With a wife and three daughters, I'm used to it!
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

I talk to myself because I am the only one listening. A continuation of my experiences from the 60's and 70's, and having a wife ,6 children and 15 grands.Not too mention a number of in laws.+:-@
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Posted 31 August 2016 - 10:15 AM

My kids are learning to play and have the same problem. Slackening the strings by tuning it down 1/2 or a full step and then using a capo to bring it up to standard pitch might be the easiest thing- also an electric or a nylon string will be easier on the fingers as a break. My finger tips are like rubber now, but if I play within an hour of taking a bath or shower my callouses can loosen and tear, so make sure you wait a bit to practice. Also, if I have a string of gigs all in a row I keep superglue in my case to coat my tips. It's been a gig and finger saver plenty.

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 05:39 PM

My linkWhen I get a cut on end of fingers from work ect,,I use Tamiya Modeling masking tape,,about 3$ at local hobby shop where they sell model car kits hobby supplies. I normally use it when Im taping off areas to paint stripes to paint,,but works great for covering end of fingers when sore Posted Image
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

When I first started playing, I used a hand exerciser and would slowly build up the number of repetitions I'd do with each hand to build hand and finger strength. The other thing I did is what everyone else is saying. Play and play a lot. When it starts getting sore, stop and rest for a while and start again later or next day. Do this two or three hours a day and within a couple weeks, you'll get hard callouses and it won't hurt even after playing for hours at a time. Another thing I use occasionally is "Finger Ease" which helps slicken the strings. I'll spray it, rub up and down the fretboard to get all the gunk (aka dead skin and stuff) off the strings. It also seems to help the life of the strings, or at least it seems to for me.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:44 AM

View PostRobin623, on 08 October 2012 - 07:03 PM, said:

I am only a beginner and I very want to learn guitar good. I practice a lot but my fingers get sore a lot. Is there something can help my fingers.


Make sure your guitar has a good setup. Take it to a luthier or tech and have him set it up so the action is low but doesn't buzz. Might cost $40 or $50, but your fingertips will thank you.
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