Re: exercises to strengthen left hand & to warm-up / warm-down?


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Posted by Reed Ohrbom on April 06, 2001 at 19:42:25:

In Reply to: exercises to strengthen left hand & to warm-up / warm-down? posted by Spong on April 05, 2001 at 13:01:22:

: My left hand gets very fatigued when I am playing, especially in the first position (esp playing F or Bb). I know my hand will get used to it eventually, but is there any exercises I can do to strengthen it faster? Also, is there a correct way of warming-up and warming down and streaching as I want to avoid an injury at all costs.

: Thanks

: Tim Spong


Tim: Something to be aware of concerning the amount of pressure your first finger needs to finger F or Bb, (and therefore, resulting fatigue). The height adjustment of the string slots in the nut has a tremendous influence on the action at that end of the fingerboard. My preference is that the strings should sit as low as possible, without buzzing. I adjusted my nut, and have been very happy with the results. Just be sure you, or whoever does it, doesn´t get them too low, or you will probably need a new nut. Best wishes. Reed.



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