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Preventing injuries...???

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by deadweeds, Nov 10, 2002.


  1. deadweeds

    deadweeds

    Oct 28, 2002
    Harbor Beach,MI
    What's the proper way of playing bass so that one does not cause injury to both of their wrists....hands....arms etc.??

    example:Where should the elbow be pointing towards when fretting....outwards?or near the body?

    I'd like to see some pictures of someone demonstrating these techniques as well....and I hope this post will be beneficial to others who aren't quite sure about it.

    Thanks

    :)
     
  2. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    It really depends on how long you have been playing bass, cos then you will get used to playing position, and after a while of pain enduring ur muscles fingers and wrist will get used to it, like forming calices on the end of your fingers, thats just making the strong, no pain no gain! :D
     
  3. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    keep your bass strapped at a level that is neither too high or too low so that you can reach all frets without using a terribly extremme angle. this will prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. also learn to fret softly but firmly...
     
  4. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    whats carpal tunnel sydrone?