Re: stretching

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Posted by Alfonso on June 08, 2000 at 05:58:38:

In Reply to: stretching posted by phyr on June 07, 2000 at 15:39:11:

: I've been playing for a few years, and I play a lot each day. However I've noticed that sometimes after I play, my ring finger and pinkie of my left hand will be twitching uncontrollably. A friend of mine who plays says its probably from not being properly warmed up. In the past I've always just played simpler songs to warm up before moving onto difficult complex songs. Could anybody give me any help on a warmup/hand stretching exercise to do before I play? I don't want to cause serious damage to my hands before I'm 20. Thanks...

Hi there!!
Well, I've been playing for six years and until the last year I didn't have any complications. But a couple of months ago I felt light pain in my right wrist. I didn't gave importance to it but two weeks after it had grown into a tendinite (an inflamation of the tendons of the arm). I couldn't play because of the pain and I began to feel pain even when I tried to write!!.
I think that you have to visit a doctor to prevent serious injuries and stop playing for two or three days to have a rest.
When you're OK again try to do chromatic scales up and down the neck for (at least) ten minutes. This is a good exercise that warms you up before playing
Good luck and don't worry

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