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There are a couple things that spring to mind: - Check that you're playing correctly. If you're straining yourself unnecessarily, then you will become tired much more quickly and will therefore play for less time. The comment that makes me bring this up is your description of how your lips / jaw get numb. To me that indicates that you're clenching with ...


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I took my kids to a slide guitar seminar by Tom Doughty this weekend. Possibly one of the most inspiring events I have ever attended - this is a man who through a spinal injury lost the use of his left hand, much of his right, and is wheelchair-bound, but he plays mean slide guitar. He makes use of a wrench to turn pegs, and also in wedging his arm or hand ...


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great discussion. I have Multiple Sclerosis which also makes my left hand numb at times (for days at a time). I have found using "open tuning" helps tremendously. I can make beautiful sounds with fewer fingers. I also have laid my guitar in my lap and play similar to a steel-slide guitar. I use my strongest finger to hold down the fret; I use light/ ...



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