Anyone play the guitar???

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By Bumblebee83 (Bumblebee83) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 09:00 pm: Edit

I just started playing the guitar and my fingers are killing me. Any advice?

By Khan (Khan) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 09:03 pm: Edit

Even if your fingers hurt, just keep playing. Your fingers will eventually become calloused (yes) and it will hurt less eventually. But there definitely is a "break in" period. :)


By Koopatroopa (Koopatroopa) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 10:18 pm: Edit


By Bumblebee83 (Bumblebee83) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 11:30 pm: Edit

Thanks for the encouragement. I think I'm losing feeling in teh tips of my stupid fingers and I ight have permanent indentations from the strings but hey, no biggy

By Lucifersam (Lucifersam) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 11:44 pm: Edit

Yeah, just keep playing. I myself never developed actual callouses, but my hands never hurt nowadays, and I've only been playing for about 3 years, even though on average I practice about 20 hours a week at least. I also only have an electric now, since I sold my acoustic, and that might have something to do with helping to condition my fingers well without any callouses. Whenever I play acoustics, however, my fingers still do not hurt. Feel free to contact me, though, because I have a lot to say that might help beginner guitarists that not many others seem to say.

By Mazzo (Mazzo) on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 12:27 am: Edit

that's like asking if anyone breathes! everyone plays guitar.

By Kingkonglives (Kingkonglives) on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 12:56 am: Edit

i so want to learn, but i have no time... ugh maybe when i'm a senior

By Duffy123x (Duffy123x) on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 03:24 am: Edit


someone's a fan of john lennon... ;-)

By Zero (Zero) on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 04:37 pm: Edit

I've played about 4 yrs...i started on electric, which is a lot easier on the fingers and by the time I moved onto acoustic my fingers were pretty well broken in so it was no big deal. just keep playing...

By Onnihs (Onnihs) on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 05:10 pm: Edit

i've been playing for 12 years now. take everyone's advice - although it hurts, you have to keep playing. you fingers will callous soon. that's the trick.

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