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Sore around the thumb (abductor pollicis brevis) after playing the piano

I started having an interest in playing the piano again (taken some piano lessons at a young age but stopped). This morning I felt my abductor on my right hand a bit sore. I curved my fingers, keep ...
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Beginner Pianist Hand Pain?

I'm an 18 year old adult beginner pianist and I've just started playing this month of May. I go to piano lessons but it's just from a local music shop. I've been having this muscle pain with both of ...
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Ways to avoid pain when playing drums for long time periods?

I play the drums 2-3 times a week at my church services. Each service is about two hours long and I alternate between loud, medium-tempo to slow, steady stuff for extended periods. Recently, I've ...
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My hand hurts after stretching exercises. What can I do about that?

I recently started playing the Bass and my teacher gave me an exercise to practice stretching my fingers. The exercise is that I should put my pointer finger on the 5.fret and my pinkie finger on the ...
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Is my piano teacher right about my pain? [closed]

I have recently been having forearm pain, and i have asked on this site, what i needed to do. They said the best solution was getting a piano teacher to correct my form and technique, so i did that. ...
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Forearm pain - practicing piano

I have started recently and want to become good at piano, but what is hindering me is the pain that follows up, when I play piano. I think it's frustrating. I don't know if it is technique or posture. ...
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Complete beginner at electric guitar with pain on fretting hand's wrist [duplicate]

So as the title says I am a complete beginner at the guitar and am experiencing a lot of pain on fretting hand's wrist. The pain comes in after about 2-5 minutes of play. Is this something that will ...
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Pain at base of left thumb after playing stride piano

I am an experienced piano player. I played for 20-something years starting in my childhood, and even studied classical piano at the university level. At my peak I was practicing and playing from 4-8 ...
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Is it normal for my forearm to hurt after playing a series of wide chords quickly? (Piano)

At first I thought it was normal since I'm unused to playing chords this way and I'm playing the song below to challenge myself some more. But after trying to look up about it, I'm not so sure. Before ...
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Diagnosing piano hand injury: pain when stretching while holding some notes

I am learning to play the arrangement of Skyfall in the RSL Grade 3 book. I have a small-ish right hand. As a consequence of trying to reach the chords in the bridge section I have strained my ...
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Muscle Contraction and Numbness on Fretting Hand During Guitar Exercise

When I exercise fast chord changes on my acoustic guitar( just open chords, no barre), after about 10 minutes, I feel contraction on my palm near the thumb( on thenar eminence). When I touch there, I ...
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Sharp fingertip pain from guitar fretting

11 years ago, my left index finger was caught in a table saw. After some miraculously good surgery, the fingertip recovered its shape, with barely any scarring. Within six months, I was playing ...
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Pain in hand while playing bass and hand positioning

I have been playing bass/guitar for around 2 and a half years, and still my left hand (fretting hand) hurts while playing and i need help with hand positioning my hand and wrist have to go to a 90 ...
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My wrists hurt after playing bass for a long time

I've been playing bass for about 3 years, but only as a hobby. I've never had a teacher either. Usually I play for around 1 hour a day, sometimes up to 3 hours, but now I've got a gig coming up, so I ...
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Finger issues right before exam

I am beginning to experience a pain just underneath the nail of my 3rd finger, it's my exam in 2 days. I have no idea how I managed to do this, but its making it very difficult to play the piano. The ...
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Guitarists: Back Pain After a Gig

I am playing long gigs with my band (6-7 hours long, once/twice a week) and a lot of movement is involved in making a show, also I am constantly "dancing" with the rhythm while playing. Also note that ...
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How long to wait to play guitar again?

When playing guitar the other night, I was having some pain going on. I pushed through it because I was playing with someone else, but I had to stop because it eventually turned into a shooting pain ...
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Lightest gauge strings for a 12-string acoustic?

I recently purchased a 12-string acoustic guitar. I've played guitar for 40-odd years, being very familiar with 6-string acoustics AND electrics and I also have played many a 12-string, both electric ...
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Bad back… is it better for me to play with lumbar support?

I have always hated using benches when I play the piano. In my tiny dorm room I play my digital piano on my bed, with a pillow to support my back. It's so much better than the bench I would use while ...