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Hi, Not a new but returning member. I had a traumatic injury to my left arm 2 years ago, broke both bones in my lower arm/wrist badly, had surgery, got a plate and pin, but have some disability in my pinky and thumb. It sure set me back, but I can still play an octave, never could play tenths, so i just lost one note. The good news is I am right handed…anyway my pinky drives me nuts because it just kind of buckles, the way it would if I had bad technique. I have just really started playing again…to help my daughter I go to her guitar lessons with her, and what a challenge that is…they are group lessons. I used to play pretty well, but now I’ve had to purchase a 1/2 size and 3/4 size guitar to have any chance of reaching across the frets. And it hurts!
Not intending this to complain, but to encourage. First the piano puts the hand in so much more of a natural position than guitar, second, I know from the hand therapist a couple of years ago that I can only help my hand by pushing it, even if it hurts, and third if I can do it anyone can.
By the way, I’m best at singing, and every piano player and singer should sit in on a group guitar class to hear what guitarists say about us when they don’t know we are listening. Scathing….;). Anyway glad to be back.