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I wonder if you have tendinitis. If so, don't despair. For tendinitis, it's helpful to stay away from the guitar for a few months. Many musicians with tendinitis have a good recovery by taking a break of 3-6 months. (This statement comes from knowing a lot of musicians.) In the meantime, you can wear a soft brace from the drug store. It wraps around ...


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Try playing a classical guitar instead. With a thicker and wider neck, and with nylon strings, which require much less finger pressure than steel strings, you might find that a classical guitar is easier to play. Go to a music store that sells classical guitars and try one for a few minutes. It may seem like a paradox, but many older players believe that a ...


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I would say to make sure the action on your guitar is at the lowest it can be for ease of playing. Also, you may consider playing slide guitar if it hurts to press strings. Also look into open tunings, you may find songs that are easier to play as well. Hope some of this advice helps and don't give up.


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I've been suffering similar tendonitis, but was diagnosed with both Tennis and Golf Elbow which basically means that the tendons on the top of my forearm, and the bottom, as if you were putting your palm out were badly inflamed along with inflammation of several nerve sheaths that were actually visibly inflamed. Basically my fretting arm was a train wreck! ...


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I have unfortunately had tennis elbow in both my elbows over the years. I am a panel beater and a guitar player. I've tried icing and stretching exercises and had cortisone injections when it got unbearable. By far the best for pain relief is a clasp that fits over my forearm just below my elbow. A simple device made of material and Velcro , a bit Like a ...


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Not only is this quite normal for a singer, it can actually be a sign that you're breathing correctly in the more intense passages. I first experienced it when learning to breathe from the diaphragm when I first began taking voice lessons. When we sing intensely, we tend to go through a lot of air. Compared to normal breathing, this looks an awful lot like ...


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It may mean that your brain doesn't get enough oxygen, which indicates poor breathing technique or naturally low blood pressure (assuming you're otherwise healthy, otherwise you should see a doctor). But it may also be psychological, here's a related anecdote: In the early years of my career, one night I went on stage without eating a proper meal all day. ...



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