How To Play Guitar And Ease Finger Soreness

You need patience and endurance to play guitar visit us. Soreness caused by pressing on the strings is a major difficulty faced when you are just starting out. Although the soreness will go with time, and skin can become thick enough to adapt to the condition of pressing on the string for long hours, some tips on learning to play guitar with ease won’t hurt!

As you set out to play guitar without experiencing any soreness, you should lower the action on the guitar: the distance the strings are from the fret board. Make sure the distance is 1.5mm on the first fret while the 12th is at 5mm. You can ask a professional to do this for you if you can’t! It is even best to get new strings that are coated or put a coating on them yourself, ask your local guitar store what to put on the strings to make them “slicker”. Apart from their durability, new coated strings will ease finger soreness. If you are playing an acoustic guitar, then nylon strings will be easier on your tender fingers but they do give a different sound than the steel strings.

Before you play guitar, make sure you soak your finger tips in vinegar for about a minute and dry them very well. You can as well use alum to soak your fingers in. Some say it helps to rub some alcohol on your finger tips and dry them before you play guitar. Try any of these for a couple of days until your fingers are tougher. All these tips for your “tips” are to speed up the callousing process. Just remember in the beginning stop playing as soon as you start feeling it in your finger tips and rest your finger tips for a few hours before practicing again.