Author Topic: TE-101 • Finger Stretching Exercise  (Read 69800 times)

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Offline Jarius

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Re: TE-101 • Finger Stretching Exercise
« Reply #120 on: February 07, 2019, 11:02:37 pm »
I've been trying to do this exercise for a few days now, but all I'm accomplishing is making my thumb cramp and my hand feel weak. I have to contort my arm and wrist to get my hand up to those frets, and there's just no getting my hand square to the neck like he says to, not without over-twisting my wrist and causing a lot of pain. Am I doing something wrong? I've tried shifting the guitar around to see if there's a more comfortable position, but there isn't one that I can find.

It's worth mentioning that I've been playing other instruments most of my life, and I already have dexterity in my hands, but there were a few stretches I was having trouble with so I decided to try this exercise. So far, it's only made things worse.

Edit: I'm almost certain it's something to do with posture, and I'd go to a private tutor so they could tell me what I'm doing wrong if I could, but I don't have that kind of money, which is why I'm learning from a website instead.

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Re: TE-101 • Finger Stretching Exercise
« Reply #121 on: February 08, 2019, 06:08:36 pm »
Mkve the guitar to match your body. Don't move your body to match the guitar.
Anglingthe neck up a little usually is enouh.

 

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