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Posted by Bob Gollihur on April 28, 2001 at 16:41:38:
In Reply to: Hand Pain posted by Django Pastorius on April 28, 2001 at 11:35:36:
: I just got my first 3/4 bass and even though I am using the correct finger positions according to the book* (and not trying to finger it like my fretless electric), I am still having a lot of hand pain in my left hand.
: Any suggestions? How much is too much before I do permanent damage.
Don't play until you hurt; give yourself a couple days (or more) off if necessary. Just like any other physical exertion, especially a new and different one, you have to build up your strength. Never play through the pain; you can injure yourself.
Visit my LINKS page, URL below; check out the links in the Musicians Injuries section, some advice on those pages may help.
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