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GUEST,Alley Playing Guitar with Arthritis (110* d) Playing Guitar with Arthritis 07 Aug 06

The "C" chord on the guitar is easy--for anyone else. Having arthritis in the first finger of my left hand makes the "C" chord a b----! I don't like expressing myself that way, however, it seems that I am at my wit's end. Does anyone else out there in "Mudcat World" have this problem? Had a music lesson today, and it was difficult for me to go from "G" to "C". No, I am not a beginner. I've been taking lessons for well over two years. Instead of getting better, it's getting worse. The "C" chord is the only one that gives me trouble. Thing is, you can't avoid it completely. The more I practice, the more painful it gets. Sure would hate to give up the guitar since I enjoy it so much. Just wonder how others, in the same boat, are dealing with it. Thanks for listening.   Alley

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