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(@grafphoto)
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I have been trying to find tune my strumming and making it flow better. My instructor indicates that I am still using too much arm and not enough wrist. While I understand what he is saying, and can try to strum mostly from my wrist - putting it into practice has been much more difficult. Just feels like the wrist joint is downright stiff.

Looking for suggestions or wax on/wax off exercises that may help - other than clamping my forearm in a vice.

Mark


   
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(@anonymous)
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Practice, practice, practice.
Think of it like throwing a frisbee.
Your wrist will loosen up in time.


   
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(@sin-city-sid)
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Practice, practice, practice.
Think of it like throwing a frisbee.
Your wrist will loosen up in time.
+1


   
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(@lord_ariez)
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First try strumming with your wrist complety stiff and only using your elbow...

Sounds like s@@@

Now try it with ony your wrist, keeping your elbow frozen.

Sound like s@@@

Now move your elbow up and down at the same time as your wrist,

Getting better...

Now alterernate! Up with the wrist, down with the elbow... DOwn with the wrist, up with the elbow.

Probably still sounds like s@@@, but at least your getting the timing down..

Go look at the easy song database here, and learn it.
When learning songs with good strum pattern I always make sure to learn to the pattern before the notes. Mute the stings with your left hand and get the pattern down with the right!

Good Luck

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(@dogbite)
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loosen up. when I was learning guitar I held too much tension in my body...you know focusing.

since then Ive learned to stay loose. it's mental.

it'll come dont worry.

loosey goosey does it.

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(@grafphoto)
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Thank you for the suggesetions guys.

I do know it will come with practice. I'll have to take your word for it that it will be there someday! :D


   
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WD40 for my wrist????

Rofl...this is a tad off topic but my grandfather swore by WD40 for stiff fingers. I don't see how it could have helped but he used every day in the winter before he practised. (He would rub it in then run hot water over his hands.)

- Kit

"Rock and Roll means well, but it can’t help tellin’ young boys lies..."


   
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(@dogbite)
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water displacement test #40 has many uses.

I wonder why the scientists stopped at test #40?

maybe when they found out it works on arthitus?

what if they went to 42?

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