Why are my Fingers Stiff After Guitar Warmups?
(z-hills FL. U.S.)
Usually while warming up on guitar my fingers start to feel loose and i can play faster and smoother. However, for about the past month after warm-ups my fingers feel stiff and faster licks are more difficult to play. I'm only 16 so i don't think old age is to blame. I play guitar sometimes for hours on end so i don't think its lack of practice either. Any advice?
Rather than not practicing ENOUGH, your problem may be that you practice TOO MUCH. Our fingers and hands can take only so much of a workout before it gets to the point of diminishing returns.
Try shorter practice sessions with a rest interval in between. Your fingers are like any other part of your body--they need recovery time.
Treat them kindly and they will be a lot happier.
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