Skip to content


Clear all


Active Member
Joined: 6 years ago
Posts: 9
Topic starter  

I have been having problems with pain in my ring finger of my fretting hand and also my hand will tire out quickly when playing Metallica type music. Am I overdoing it or is it something that has to be built up?

Member Moderator
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 5366

Judging by your other posts, you've not been playing long so yes, you are trying to run before you can walk.

Back off the complexity to something more manageable and come back to Metallica later.

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at:

Eminent Member
Joined: 6 years ago
Posts: 40

This might help as well: