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Old 06-05-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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sore fingers - need urgent help

Right,

so basically I properly started to learn how to play the guitar last night, for about a few hours.

Today though, I planned on practicing all day. Well, an hour in and I noticed that when I was switching between the three chords i learned last night, the tip of a couple of my fingers were frayed to the point where it's essentially unplayable.

This is where I'm stuck on...You know, if you can remember back to when you got to this point..How long did you take a break, to rest your fingers?

By the way, I should note that my schedule is as follows:

Workdays - 5 hours of practice a day
non-work day - 8 AM-11:PM


This is what also worries me, you know...I'm wondering if this can eventually bring irreversible damage to my fingers
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #2
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5 hours of practice a day damn that's serious

your fingers will harden up within days of consistent play
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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the only irreversible damage you will get is hardened finger tips.

as a bass player, blisters are way worse and more frequent.

man up.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:33 PM   #4
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they go away like any callous
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #6
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although my fingers are calloused, I still get skin off them if I play harder/longer.
No blisters , god bless
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #7
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:36 PM   #8
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3-chords for 5 hours...

what is this, contemporary minimalist classical pop-punk?
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:41 PM   #9
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im teaching my best friends dad how to play guitar

first lesson he asks "theres only 8 chords rite"

smdh
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #10
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:26 PM   #11
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soak them in pig blood......I swear this works
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:11 AM   #12
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3-chords for 5 hours...

what is this, contemporary minimalist classical pop-punk?
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:42 AM   #13
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Just keep practicing , they will stop hurting in about 4 to 5 months and the skin of your fingers will become real hard
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:42 AM   #14
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:39 PM   #15
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im teaching my best friends dad how to play guitar

first lesson he asks "theres only 8 chords rite"

smdh
not that bad
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:04 PM   #16
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I was about to ask, is it skin or joints? if joints, stop right now. if skin, continue ever harder.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:05 AM   #17
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:50 AM   #18
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I'm kind of late to this party, but when I was playing that much way back when, I would rip off my blisters, throw some medical tape over the sores, keep playing. They still hurt, but they weren't leaking all over the place. After a while, you become used to it, they harden up, then you wondered what you were worried about in the first place.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:44 PM   #19
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Stop when it hurts to allow callouses to properly form. Pushing yourself won't speed up anything.
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Stop when it hurts to allow callouses to properly form. Pushing yourself won't speed up anything.

This is very true, work on picking technique with right hand only if your fingering hand needs to heal
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:12 PM   #22
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pee on them
reminds me of this one lad who would pee his hands to warm them.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:27 PM   #23
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well it works

or so i'm told

or i read it somewhere

maybe it was fishermen and lobster pots

oh dear
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