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Question: How do you keep your fingers healthy?  

 

RaistlinGuitarist
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October 24, 2017 1:53 pm  

Dear John,

I've recently had to bring my playing to a grinding halt for two weeks when pretty much whole left arm was messed up, especially the fingers of the  left hand. I'm playing for ~ 20ys now, but over the last two years I ramped up my practice schedule, playing almost every day, and must have gone a bit over the top with it.

What do you do to keep your fingers healthy enough to follow your practice regime and live playing?


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John 5
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Posts: 13
October 31, 2017 4:36 pm  

Have low action. Play very light - I have a very light touch, don't put a lot of tension on the strings or you will get a lot of problems later in life. 


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