It’s pretty common for guitarists to suffer from aches and pains, starting in the beginning or whether they are experienced or advance guitar players.
Here are a few ideas on how you can overcome it and start to enjoy your guitar playing again. Rather than dreading your next practice session.
1.) Identify the pain
That’s my sound like a silly point but it’s important to know where it hurts on your body when you’re playing the guitar is it your shoulder is at your neck sometimes you think you’re eating in one place but actually the problem stems from somewhere else for example sometimes our wrist hurts but Ashley is coming up from our back affecting our shoulders and it’s causing a risk to her because it’s a different position. So that’s why it’s important to identify where it hurts but where the source of pain could be coming from.
Work out where you’ve got tension when you’re playing, I could be in your shoulders which is very common with people slightly raised her shoulders up when they play the guitar. I could be your back a lot of people hunched over when they play the guitar as well what over arched her neck. Especially when you’re looking down at the fretboard. This is very common with begin a guitarist as they arch they’re back over to look at the Fretboard as they can’t see where they should be placing their fingers. And this causes a lot of back and neck ache.
2.) When does it happen
Besides finding out where it hurts it’s important that we know when does it happen is it when you’re practising guitar is it when you doing scales is it when you doing at particular song when you’ve got extra tension because you feel pressure. Is it when you are playing when you’re standing is it when you’re sitting is it when you’re on a particular chair. Sometimes bad chair that doesn’t help your posture can be the cause of backache.
It could also be what you’re playing on the guitar. So very commonly we see people suffering from shoulder ache when they play barcodes. And that’s because of the amount of attention that they put on the rest when they play it rather than building strength in the correct way.
Go onto Part 2 of this article to find out how you get fix your aches and pain to enjoy your guitar playing again.