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kellenman  
4 Apr 2009 10:08 | Quote
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last night i went rock climbing and cut up my fingers, so today will be the first day of not practicing in about 6 months. the tips are fine but i cant barre, and its difficult to bend the joints on my index and ring finger. any ideas of how to get better without using fingers? i was thinking i might dust off my piano and screw around with that.
JazzMaverick  
4 Apr 2009 12:24 | Quote
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train your ear, play chords online and guess what chord it is, play random notes, and tune your ear to the notes.
jcb3000  
4 Apr 2009 18:13 | Quote
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ouch, i cant play at the moment either, i broke my left ring finger mountain boarding :( not good.
Phip  
4 Apr 2009 18:16 | Quote
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Not a good week for the forum..... I stabbed myself with a knife under my right thumbnail now I can't fingerpick. What that hell is it a full moon or something?
Ouch (hurts when I laugh)
Phip
BodomBeachTerror  
4 Apr 2009 18:42 | Quote
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i just opened a wart on my thumb! its bleeding quite heavily for such a tiny opening. it bled thru the bandaid... hmm..

write music with a sheet music program
Heather  
5 Apr 2009 06:54 | Quote
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At least you still have the spirt to practice. I'm annoyed at myself, I haven't played in a little while just because I've got bored of it. I sort of hope I'll snap out of it. I was doing well but now I just can't sit down and play without wanting to fiddle and go do something else.
les_paul  
5 Apr 2009 09:04 | Quote
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@Heather
Sometimes the best thing you can do is take a break. Listen to music that inspires you but no matter how bad you want to don't touch your guitar. I just came off of a month long break and it did wonders for me. It did take about a week to get my fingers back in shape and my finger tips to harden back up but now I play faster, cleaner, and with more feeling than I ever have. It's hard to explain the change, like I finally got my brain out of the way and my hands just took over. (if that makes any since)
Guitarslinger124  
5 Apr 2009 13:38 | Quote
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I remember when i sliced the tip of my index finger off on a meat slicer...I couldnt play for a week and i had to have it bandaged for 3 weeks...that was aweful.
Heather  
5 Apr 2009 16:21 | Quote
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Thanks les paul. I know I should be worrying about the fact I keep slacking. But I still do it. I sometimes try to make myself sit and practice, but I don't seem to last a minute at it anymore. I think I've been like this for almost a month now, that does help. I'll listen to some of my favourite songs with good guitaring I guess. That'll probebly make me want to get back into it. Now I think my problem was I was focusing too much, after a while I think it must have just felt more like a chore. Thanks again.

Ouch! How have so many of you managed to slice your fingers up? Not by playing too hardly on guitar I hope!
Afro_Raven  
6 Apr 2009 09:50 | Quote
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I gave up rock climbing when my guitar playing got serious - sorry but the two hobbies just aren't compatible!

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kellenman  
6 Apr 2009 19:27 | Quote
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yea, i gave up rock climbing the moment i cut my finger....


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