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Old 01-21-2021, 10:04 AM
agfsteve agfsteve is offline
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Default Pinky planting = Pain-free playing

If I don't plant my pinky, I get shoulder pain from the very slight pull of the weight of my arm pulling on the shoulder socket (at least that's what seems to be happening). It's exacerbated if I strum.

The good news for me is that, having discovered this, I can now play larger guitars (I thought my shoulder problems were from guitar size).

I seem to have slightly double-jointed shoulders, and the extra freedom of movement is not a good thing.
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