Hi, Having recently taken up the guitar - by recent meaning 12 - 18 months ago first on normal accoustic guitar - I am no trying to also learn the traditional classical guitar style, having just bought myself a reasonable classical guitar. I am aware of the different playing positions between acoustic and classical styles - with classical style the fingers are meant to be perpendicular to the fretboard, thumb behind the neck, whereas I am more used to the acoustic style of playing, with thumb sometimes wrapped around the neck.
The problem is that I am getting quite bad pain in my left hand when I try to practice on my classical guitar - I do not get any pain when on the acoustic, nor did I when I first started to learn. I do not take lessons, so I guess the most sensible thing would be to take up proper lessons and have the teacher check my posture/hand position.
However, is the pain "normal" especially my slightly "older" years? Is this a matter of training the hand and eventually the pain will go away?