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Fingers pain on my first day playing guitar [duplicate]

My first day playing guitar ,it makes my fingers hurt so much What should I do ? It makes me feel like I'm not going to learn it anymore.
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4answers
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My fingers are hurting so much [duplicate]

I recently purchased a beginner guitar. I’m learning chords and my fingers are hurting so much. I’ve watched videos and they say not to push so hard but if I don’t push hard then the chord gives a ...
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7answers
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Is it possible that some people can play one instrument but not another?

I took piano lessons for six-seven years, and became rather advanced despite having poor practice etiquette, even learning some of Bach's two-part inventions, but when I tried to learn guitar, I never ...
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8answers
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Do I need to replace very old strings of my guitar if I just start learning?

I found an old acoustic guitar and am thinking of starting to learn it (as a complete beginner). The guitar still has steel strings on it. These must be very old, I think, twelve years at least if not ...
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7answers
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Can I use nylon with steel string guitar?

I was wondering if it possible to put nylon strings on a steel string guitar. Is it possible? If not why?
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6answers
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guitar strings still hurt my fingers after 6 months of play

i have been practicing my guitar for over 6 months , i use extra light gauge and also built calluses , but strings still hurt my fingers ! Any tips please ?
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4answers
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What are “silk and steel” strings?

I've just heard of "silk and steel" strings, but can't find out what they are. So, what are they made out of? Do they produce a significantly different amount of tension in the neck?
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3answers
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How do I know if my acoustic guitar is too big?

I am a beginner guitar player and understand that harder chords and barre chords take time to play well as I build hand strength, toughened fingers, etc. But I've wondered if it's possible I simply ...
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6answers
713 views

In guitar, why some players “pulse” a chord? (press while strumming, relax, press it again)

Why some guitar players "pulse" a chord? (pressing down while strumming, relaxing for a split sec, press it again for next strum) Is it to mark the beat, relax the fingers, silence the strings, all ...
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3answers
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Problem with choosing the right string gauge - switch from medium to extra light?

I am beginner acoustic guitar player .. My current guitar' strings are "medium" ,, but I found them hard to play, they make buzzing sound, that's why I hate my guitar now -_- and i'm thinking of ...
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6answers
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What are the types of strings for an acoustic guitar, and which one is more appropriate for a beginner?

I've recently decided to start playing guitar as a self-learner and I want to change the strings of an acoustic guitar I have. I've started to get into it and I discovered that there are various ...
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3answers
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Guitar for child

My 6-year old has shown interest in playing guitar when I am playing mine. My guitar is way too big for her small hands. Are half-sized guitars useful for learning? Or should I think about something ...
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Methodology to Master Guitar as an adult

I am a 24 year old guy who loves music as you people do. Music is/was/will my passion from childhood. But I couldn't grow up with music. This is basically because of my family. But I always want to ...
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2answers
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How long does it take for fingers to get used to playing electric guitar strings?

It's so painful to practice when your fingers feel like they're slowly being sawed :'(
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5answers
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With guitar, how long should I give my fingers to strengthen / callous?

I'm picking up guitar and would like to know generally how long I should give my fingers to strengthen and callous if I practice 15-20 minutes 5 or 6 times a week. My concern is that the guitar is ...

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