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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Pbassred, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. A question and an answer.
    I've only been playing since 1978. so still a newbie ! I'm playing a 5 string active Yamaha and I want to use it all the time since I can't keep switching mid-set. Recently doing LOADS more funk/slap which means holding loads of octave streaches on that big neck. My whole right hand aches. I know this will pass with time, but any tips? My current Pains are "I'm every Woman", and "Ain't Nobody"

    A/ Unrelated. I talked to a dematolagist a while ago and mentioned that a lot of players have problems hardening up their fingertips. He wanted to prescibe some cream. I asked what was in it. "concentrated urea". That's right guys. If you want hards paws, Piss on 'em. Don't wash!
  2. Rich600

    Rich600 Guest

    Nov 22, 2004
    ONLY been playing since '78? that's no n00b! I remember back in my day (3 or 4 years ago) i dabbed superglue on the ends of my finger tips to create an artificial callous
  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Sounds like you're playing with too much tensions. Relax your hands, practice the lines slowly, concentrating on releasing all unnecessary tension.