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Stiffshift

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Joined: 01/02/22

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Greetings from Australia, Stiff here. *waves*

I have decided to jump in head first and try to learn. Signed up a couple of days ago and now it is the weekend, have been watching the level one fundamental videos and whining to everyone who will listen that my fingers hurt, jks

Complete beginner but hopefully soon not so much

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Greetings from Australia, Stiff here. *waves*

I have decided to jump in head first and try to learn. Signed up a couple of days ago and now it is the weekend, have been watching the level one fundamental videos and whining to everyone who will listen that my fingers hurt, jks

Complete beginner but hopefully soon not so much

DraconusJLM

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Joined: 06/21/21

Posts: 358

We were once all complete beginners.

Days of frustration when middle finger won't go on the right string or fret, ring finger seems to have a mind of its own, pinkie finger is rebelling against the rest, and Barre chords appear to be something only other people can manage are distant memories for me, but I know persistence is the key to improvement.

Try to avoid picking up bad habits; getting them is sooooo easy, but breaking them can take years.

Enjoy, and don't worry about the fingers hurting a little. Callouses soon build up. Just don't overdo anything (and the one thing I advise is start on the fifth fret instead of the first when you find the spider exercise, then work towards starting from the first fret over a period of a few weeks - that will make sense when you find the exercise somewhere in the foundation course).

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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We were once all complete beginners.

Days of frustration when middle finger won't go on the right string or fret, ring finger seems to have a mind of its own, pinkie finger is rebelling against the rest, and Barre chords appear to be something only other people can manage are distant memories for me, but I know persistence is the key to improvement.

Try to avoid picking up bad habits; getting them is sooooo easy, but breaking them can take years.

Enjoy, and don't worry about the fingers hurting a little. Callouses soon build up. Just don't overdo anything (and the one thing I advise is start on the fifth fret instead of the first when you find the spider exercise, then work towards starting from the first fret over a period of a few weeks - that will make sense when you find the exercise somewhere in the foundation course).

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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