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Thread #40023   Message #570260
Posted By: Margo
12-Oct-01 - 12:33 AM
Thread Name: Building stamina - guitar backup
Subject: Building stamina - guitar backup
I've picked up flatpicking like nobody's business! I am really excelling and loving it. You might think I've been playing for several years to hear me. BUT when it comes to playing back-up, I STINK!!

My fretting hand gets so tired when playing back-up and I get very sloppy. I thought that perhaps I was pressing too hard and tried to concentrate on pressing as lightly as possible but the problem persists. I wonder if I'm overlooking a simple answer to my problem or if it just takes time. I've been playing for almost a year now. Any suggestions? Thanks friends, Margo