fingertip toughness

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fingertip toughness

Postby rhirvine » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:03 pm

I should probably know this by now, but are there any shortcuts to fretting hand fingertip toughness or advice? As i've aged it seems harder and harder to get my fingertips to toughen up. I use nylon strings these days to help with the problem. I'm trying to practice daily again but don't always get to it. I can't even imagine being able to make notes or chords on a 12 string guitar. Fortunately I don't own one anymore.
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Re: fingertip toughness

Postby rhirvine » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:49 pm

I think the message here is "there are no shortcuts" to playing guitar better or getting my fingertips tough enough so they don't hurt. :D
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Re: fingertip toughness

Postby LMark » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:52 pm

Upon reading your first post it did occur to me that the "padding" decreases with age, at the fingertips. I suppose. Not old enough to have to deal with that issue, yet. I suppose the rate of decay varies from person to person, too. But Palmer is REALLY old. Maybe he knows the secret. LMark
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