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Stiff fingers solution?

Lindsey

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    The last few days my fretting hand fingers have been too stubborn to my liking. They just don't move as I wish. I'll admit I'm lacking practice, but usually this problem is solved by just playing for a while.
    I tried stretching and the well know 1234 patterns exercises.

    I'm wondering what your favourite exercise or song that helps you with this is?
     

    Jesse Salmons

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    Usually i just do three string sweep exercises. Start slow and work my way up to just under my fastest speed and once im a little under my fastest speed i start moving around the neck doing 3 string sweeps. Do this for 5-10 min and im warmed up and feeling stretched out
     
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    Christian J.S. Schulze Aguiar

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    Well what I usually do is stretch my hands, crack my knuckles, do some grip exercises (see picture below XD ). Then I play my warmup songs ( Currently This charming man...which is a great workout !).

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    Lindsey

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    Well what I usually do is stretch my hands, crack my knuckles, do some grip exercises (see picture below XD ). Then I play my warmup songs ( Currently This charming man...which is a great workout !).

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    The cracking sounds horrible 😂
    I'm going to try those grip exercises, we must have something like that laying around here.
     

    Lindsey

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    Usually i just do three string sweep exercises. Start slow and work my way up to just under my fastest speed and once im a little under my fastest speed i start moving around the neck doing 3 string sweeps. Do this for 5-10 min and im warmed up and feeling stretched out
    Good idea. I haven't done something like that in a while.
     
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    Calvin Phillips

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    I can't really comment because I never had stuff fingers. But i use my hands all the time going to whatever beats in my head so they are active all day everyday lol.
     
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    Firsty Lasty

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    I love to recommend that people massage their forearms front and back before playing, because that's where your "finger muscles" actually are (mostly).
     
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    Calvin Phillips

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    I used to have a piano as a child.. played it so much I wore out the keys. I guess music was always in my blood. It makes sense to play guitar. And piano. That's essentially what my fingers do. Move along the imaginary keys.
     
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