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I googled it and all I get is "Congratulations! You're on your way to become pro!" when I can barely strum through 5 songs

I know they aren't a big deal but today the touch on my tab didn't work

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fish finger fan I couldn't play the game well :cry: but they dropping dead like flies lmao

And it hurts like a ***** when I press the buttons on a lift.

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Palmyra I get **** on for this. Can you believe it?

So anyone got any tips on how to continue playing guitar and get my fingers back to normal? :puppyeyes:

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I googled it and all I get is "Congratulations! You're on your way to become pro!" when I can barely strum through 5 songs

I know they aren't a big deal but today the touch on my tab didn't work

Spoiler:
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fish finger fan I couldn't play the game well :cry: but they dropping dead like flies lmao

And it hurts like a ***** when I press the buttons on a lift.

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Palmyra I get **** on for this. Can you believe it?

So anyone got any tips on how to continue playing guitar and get my fingers back to normal?
Dont bite or pick at them for one... like now that you've already damaged them...
Once they have healed over a bit (basically no raw skin otherwise itll burn)... soak them in apple cider vinegar ...
Dont play guitar with wet fingers
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rub your fingertips with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol three times a day for a week or two if you are a beginner or if you havent played for a while... it will dry out the skin and help calluses build quicker... (wipe your fingertips with a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol, or use alcohol wipes, which health care providers use to clean your skin before giving you an injection)
"Everyone who takes up the guitar has to deal with sore fingers in the beginning and every time they come back to their instrument after some time away. But in the end, it's so worth a little pain. So press on. Keep playing regularly. Learn to embrace the pain, knowing it will pass. Don't let sore fingertips stand between you and your dream of playing guitar. Don't give up, toughen up."

Also heres something I do a lot.. it helps
https://youtu.be/ugAxtInkstE
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They won't go back to 'normal' because regular pressure on skin = calluses. They will harden etc and just be a fact of life

I take mine off regularly depending on how wide i hit my pinches. If it splits mid gig, break out the superglue
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They won't go back to 'normal' because regular pressure on skin = calluses. They will harden etc and just be a fact of life

I take mine off regularly depending on how wide i hit my pinches. If it splits mid gig, break out the superglue
Omg mood ... superglue does do the trick but I'm p sure shes only a beginner... and so not quite at that level yet... shes just hardening now... I play classical spanish guitar... so trust me when I say... I REALLY get her.. stringers are so much harder uhhhh... it was painful at first but I got through it... had literally purple tips at one point ahaha
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Omg mood ... superglue does do the trick but I'm p sure shes only a beginner... and so not quite at that level yet... shes just hardening now... I play classical spanish guitar... so trust me when I say... I REALLY get her.. stringers are so much harder uhhhh... it was painful at first but I got through it... had literally purple tips at one point ahaha
Used to play classical as a kid, hated it.

Much older now and wish I had stuck with it.
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They won't go back to 'normal' because regular pressure on skin = calluses. They will harden etc and just be a fact of life

I take mine off regularly depending on how wide i hit my pinches. If it splits mid gig, break out the superglue
I only understood half of that but thanks!
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Dont bite or pick at them for one... like now that you've already damaged them...
Once they have healed over a bit (basically no raw skin otherwise itll burn)... soak them in apple cider vinegar ...
Dont play guitar with wet fingers
Um...
rub your fingertips with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol three times a day for a week or two if you are a beginner or if you havent played for a while... it will dry out the skin and help calluses build quicker... (wipe your fingertips with a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol, or use alcohol wipes, which health care providers use to clean your skin before giving you an injection)
"Everyone who takes up the guitar has to deal with sore fingers in the beginning and every time they come back to their instrument after some time away. But in the end, it's so worth a little pain. So press on. Keep playing regularly. Learn to embrace the pain, knowing it will pass. Don't let sore fingertips stand between you and your dream of playing guitar. Don't give up, toughen up."

Also heres something I do a lot.. it helps
https://youtu.be/ugAxtInkstE
Thanks Cam! You are a lifesaver
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I wouldnt say I saved ya life.. maybe ya fingers but not ya life...but no probs anyways.. anytime xx
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I wouldnt say I saved ya life.. maybe ya fingers but not ya life...but no probs anyways.. anytime xx
Edit: You're a fingersaver :rofl:
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On an unrelated note, check out my clumsy arse cutting myself.

My hands look like they have been tortured :cry2:
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Play through the pain and get used to it. Treat calluses as a badge of honor.
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Play through the pain and get used to it. Treat calluses as a badge of honor.
Basically what google said.

But it hurts :cry:I think it hurts me more than everyone else because not everyone is possibly playing through the pain right?
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Basically what google said.

But it hurts :cry:I think it hurts me more than everyone else because not everyone is possibly playing through the pain right?
Well, maybe, for some perspective, I use to play whilst my fingers were red/purple and don't get me wrong, it hurts, but it just stops after a while.
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Well, maybe, for some perspective, I use to play whilst my fingers were red/purple and don't get me wrong, it hurts, but it just stops after a while.
They will be red and purple after some time?? This is not reassuring at all!

Is there nothing I can do to prevent it? Other than stop playing because that’s not happening.
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I googled it and all I get is "Congratulations! You're on your way to become pro!" when I can barely strum through 5 songs

I know they aren't a big deal but today the touch on my tab didn't work

Spoiler:
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fish finger fan I couldn't play the game well :cry: but they dropping dead like flies lmao

And it hurts like a ***** when I press the buttons on a lift.

Spoiler:
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Palmyra I get **** on for this. Can you believe it?

So anyone got any tips on how to continue playing guitar and get my fingers back to normal? :puppyeyes:

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Notoriety as promised, you ********.
Keep your hands moisturized, and keep practising. The calluses will even out, but you need to keep at it.
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Keep your hands moisturized, and keep practising. The calluses will even out, but you need to keep at it.
How long until they even out? Also do I just pull at them? Won’t it bleed?
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How long until they even out? Also do I just pull at them? Won’t it bleed?
How long's a piece of string? :lol: took me a month or so IIRC, but I was only giving it about twenty minutes a day. Don't pull at them. Maybe put some Vaseline on them. They shouldn't bleed.
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Those calluses certainly look delicious.
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How long's a piece of string? :lol: took me a month or so IIRC, but I was only giving it about twenty minutes a day. Don't pull at them. Maybe put some Vaseline on them. They shouldn't bleed.
Okie. Also, don’t laugh at my ignorance :sad:

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Those calluses certainly look delicious.
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Edit: You're a fingersaver :rofl:
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On an unrelated note, check out my clumsy arse cutting myself.

My hands look like they have been tortured :cry2:
Also... weird thing... I honestly thought I was so much whiter than you.. apparent not so much .... I have tanned a lot tho ahahAttachment 840616
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