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Re: Right Forearm Pain

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Posted by Rob Perl on March 02, 2000 at 21:35:03:

In Reply to: Right Forearm Pain posted by Darren Steel on March 01, 2000 at 00:33:51:

: Hey people, first I like to say this is at great site. I only found it yesterday. My problem is that after playing for maybe three to four hours my right forearm gets alot of pain. I know it's alot of playing but I play in a band that gigs every week and also alot of theory work as well. If anyone has any idea on a exercise that could prevent this happening I would be very grateful.


I agree with Karel about technique, but I've got a few other suggestions:

1. Play with a lighter touch - It's easier on both hands,

2. Make sure your plucking fingers travel down, not up when you're playing a note.

3. Consider lowering your action and/or switching to a lighter gauge of strings.

4. Make sure your can hear your amp, or your signal in the monitors. If you can't,
you can hurt yourself by playing too hard.

Hope you find this helpful.

Good Luck,

Rob Perl

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