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Is it normal for your wrist to hurt after playing guitar?
Tendonitis. Arguably the most common of the guitar related injuries, tendonitis refers to the inflammation of tendons – with guitarists often suffering in their wrists. Most of them describe the feeling as a ‘dull ache’, as tendonitis causes muscle tightness, connective tissue constriction and pain.
How do I stop my wrist from hurting when playing guitar?
Splinting. Wearing a custom made splint is a great way to effectively manage hand and wrist pain when playing guitar. Splints can either be soft or made from thermoplastic and are fabricated to suit your needs.
Does playing bass give you carpal tunnel?
Bass players and guitar players are particularly susceptible to carpal tunnel because of the natural demand on wrist and finger playing to operate the instrument. Unnatural twisting or arching of the right wrist over the back of the bass guitar.
Why can’t I play bass guitar with my right hand?
Scale length, string spacing and string size. Simply put, guitars take far less finger strength and the strings are too close together to effectively work on your right hand fingering technique. There really isn’t much you can do about this. A classical guitar would offer a wider spacing, but it still feels nothing like a bass in the right hand.
Which hand does the bass go in?
Please refer back to this for reminders of which ﬁnger is which when necessary. www.bassmatter.com The Neck goes in left hand. Body of bass is under the right hand. The height of the bass should be comfortable. Some suggest a high sitting position with the bass resting on your chest, some over your abdomen, some below the waist.
How do you warm up before playing the bass guitar?
Try to warm up for at least 20 minutes before playing. After gently stretching your wrists and forearms, play some arpeggios or go through a familiar bass line. Play slowly, allowing your fingers to get accustomed to the movement. If you plan to play for several hours, you may want to have a longer warm up.
What is the best way to learn to play bass guitar?
Most bass lines are composed of outlines of chord tones. Pick a chord to practice each week, and play the chord tones. Once you’re comfortable with the chord tones, figure out how the chord fits into a scale and you can practice creating a short bass line.