Upper side of forearm. Discomfort not so noticeable in the last couple of days so maybe arm muscles and tendons are getting more used to the playing position. Thanks for your answer/advice.meouzer wrote: ↑Tue May 09, 2017 2:24 amIs your pain on the under-side or upper-side of the forearm? If on the upper side that would be an ache in your extensor muscles most likely caused by overexertion. You can get an ache there just by typing, so it makes sense it can happen from guitar. Take special precautions with pain that is near the wrist or is on the underside of the forearm, each of which might involve the tendons, but that's probably just going to happen with the fretting arm.
Pain/discomfort symptoms have lessened somewhat over the past few days. Longer breaks/playing for shorter periods. Getting a teacher sounds a good idea.....certainly for initial corrections to posture and playing position issues. Thanks for your suggestions.Jack Douglas wrote: ↑Tue May 09, 2017 1:13 pmBased on what you are describing I suggest you get a teacher, if you don't already have one, to evaluate your right arm and hand position. And get them to look at the position of the guitar itself. There are so many variables that it would be purely guesswork to make any suggestions.
Since it is a new guitar, are you being extra cautious not to touch the front? That in itself could cause extra tension in your arm and hand?
Anyway, get a teacher to help you resolve this before you cause some physical damage.
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