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(@slodogg)
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my three main finger tips are starting to get rough and hard, does this mean im progressing nicely in breaking them in? doesnt hurt anymore either when i press down on the strings.

My little finger still needs more work on in, in fact, it has had hardly none at all so i need to start working on that one.

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(@ballybiker)
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your doing great.....beware the shower now :lol:

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

Drool

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(@electric-gypsy)
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It means you're doing good. Keep going on with it as long as it doesn't hurt too much. And yes, try to get your pinky to work out a bit, it'll turn out to be very helpful. If you're up for it, try some hammer-ons/pull-offs, they'll help strengthen your fingers. I don't know when you started, so you might want to leave that for a bit later, just some advice in advance :wink: .

And yes, you definitely want to avoid never ending showers now... :P


   
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(@slodogg)
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beware the shower now

..Why what happens?

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(@quarterfront)
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Also beware of prolonged dishwashing. It's Platex Living Gloves for you from now on. Soaking your hands in hot water will soften up your calluses.


   
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(@slodogg)
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Also beware of prolonged dishwashing. It's Platex Living Gloves for you from now on. Soaking your hands in hot water will soften up your calluses.
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Thank God for the dishwashers !! LOL

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(@kaizer-szoza)
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My little finger still needs more work on in, in fact, it has had hardly none at all so i need to start working on that one.

Barre Chords will fix that little pinkie finger right up :D


   
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(@ballybiker)
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aaah........showers!

basically.....when your forming the hard pads......its the bodies way of protecting itself from damage by thickening the skin layers...it happens to everyone on the feet :shock:

trouble comes when you add water....the thick skin is dead tissue so it is bone dry and just like a sponge..... it soaks up the water and becomes very soft and supple.....there lies the problem.....if you go near the guitar with these softened pads they will be rubbed off and your back to square one (well almost) :evil:

over time these pads will develop deeper and deeper and it will become less of a problem....but you MUST play everyday to keep them in shape :roll:

some people swear by things like white spirit and i've heard tales of superglue being used on the fingers (DANGEROUS) to help harden them....but its best to just let it happen naturally and keep playing :lol:

hope this helps 8)

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

Drool

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(@stringslinger)
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hard fingers are a good sign. The more you play, the harder they will get.

Actually, I wash dishes everyday, and love showers (though not long ones). I've never had a problem because of washing dishes etc... I routinely play after having just washed dishes. Could be because I've played so long, and finger excercises are my speciallty. However when I was just starting out, I never washed dishes, cause I was a kid. To me, the worse thing you can do , is stop practicing, that'll make them soften up quicker than anything. To get super hard fingers practice alot of bends, and legato (hammer on pull-off combinations). Even tapping works well, especially to train both sets of fingers at once.

If you haven't gotten it, I recommend John Petrucci's Rock Discipline for great finger excercises and also Vinnie Moore's, Modes no mytery, I think it has alot of good excercises too (very doable and basic, but exttremely important). Also his treatment of modes is the best I've ever heard.

Brian


   
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(@wideawake)
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I was making a birthday card the other day and super glued my fingers to the card by accident.

Hurt like hell to pull off, so i wudn't recommend super glue anywhere near anything else :P

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(@ballybiker)
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I was making a birthday card the other day and super glued my fingers to the card by accident.

Hurt like hell to pull off, so i wudn't recommend super glue anywhere near anything else :P

hehe...i did say it was dangerous :lol: :lol: 8)

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

Drool

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(@trguitar)
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Callouses are a guitar player's badge of honor. 8)

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


   
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(@colonel)
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My little finger still needs more work on in, in fact, it has had hardly none at all so i need to start working on that one.

Barre Chords will fix that little pinkie finger right up :D

Amen brother! My teacher started me right off on barre chords and I believe I could stick a pin in my pinkie and ring finger right now and not feel a thing.

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(@mac-manc-mcmanx)
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Callouses are a guitar player's badge of honor. 8)
:twisted:

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(@rocker)
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:roll:

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