July 4, 2021 at 7:15 am #6043
Anyone else finding that getting back to live playing is causing sore hands?
July 4, 2021 at 1:06 pm #6044Mr. JellyParticipant
I don’t do long shows now days. When I did the mussles in my hands would get sore. I’d have to stop playing for a couple of days afterwords to recoup. Even then it seemed like my hands were always a little sore.
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July 5, 2021 at 3:34 am #6053
I did a four-hour thing on Friday….wow. It really was effortful. The music was easy but the aftermath is painful.
July 5, 2021 at 1:14 pm #6055Old 97Participant
I practice every day. Band rehearsals twice weekly. I’m honed and ready.
July 5, 2021 at 11:17 pm #6056HankParticipant
1/2 Hr. …4 hrs……..all the same when your hands are 75 years old……They hurt about the same all the Time.
I play about 2hrs. a day 5 times a week….. I know playing for oneself is pretty easy compared to “Performing” but even a missed chord can hurt.
But I learn more secrets every day…….
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2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
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July 13, 2021 at 2:26 pm #6081indexlessKeymaster
Three months after left hand surgery, I’m almost 100%, god love Ted’s Pain Creme……a life saver
July 16, 2021 at 2:14 am #6093
Heh. this last weekend I spent a couple of hours at our local watering-hole/restaurant making noise again. The muscles are coming back…..
July 19, 2021 at 4:50 am #6096tadolModerator
Got our second real gig this weekend – I was enjoying the playing so much, I didn’t notice the hand pain until after we ended and had to pack everything up and load it up. Hard to say if its gonna be like this more often, or if I’ll build up more strength and have less pain with more playing. I think what I really noticed is that when we practice, we can take breaks frequently as we talk about changes or modifications to what we’re playing, and its a time to “shake out” my hands and rub the joints a bit, which we don’t have when we just keep playing for an audience –
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