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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by RuneMIkkelsen, Sep 22, 2005.


  1. RuneMIkkelsen

    RuneMIkkelsen

    Jan 15, 2005
    Denmark
    I have been told that it is very important to keep your left hand straight when playing. To awoid the carpal tunnel syndrome. But why is it then that most players tend to rest their right hand on the bass? And thereby not having their right hand straight. Wouldn't that result in a CT-syndrome?
     
  2. BadB

    BadB

    May 25, 2005
    Glendale, AZ
    The right hand tends to be relaxed, even hanging over the bass. The left hand becomes strained when you work over the fretboard at that particular funky angle.