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Playing Since: 2008
Experience Level: Novice
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Fiddle and have played Viola, Trumpet and Trombone
Irish Fiddlers, Old Time, Scottish and a fair mix of everything else.
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Finger tip pain.
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @7:45:20 AM
I haven't been playing more than an hour at a time but I am getting pain in one of my finger tips.
Hurts down to the bone thought maybe I should try wrapping it.
Anybody have any advice ?
And yes I will see my doctor if it persists but I am pretty sure he doesn't play violin.
on “Finger tip pain.”
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @8:30:43 AM
Is it the site of an old injury, like scar tissue? If it's just a matter of insufficient callus or deep bruising, you could try painting the pad with super glue, with all due precautions. (Like, don't pick yer nose) It should hold up for at least 3 hours once it cures and spread the pressure out over a broader area of your pad at a cost of some sensitivity. I get a pretty sore pad on my forefinger, but that's purely operator error. I have a deathgrip on my fiddle, and an old scar and damaged nerves right down to the bone.
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Saturday, June 09, 2012 @10:27:09 AM
I really don't want to lose the sensitivity but it is either that or not play for awhile, which for has never worked out well.
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @10:54:56 AM
Did you get a splinter in there?
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @3:56:16 PM
i have had some finger injury when i was in vetnam i cut the tip of my index finger off man it hurt;;; ,,/"// @#% for weeks tell it healed over then i started playing my guitar i don,t all ways feel the string under my finger so i have learned to take a quick look it the same on the fiddle and i have to hear my fiddle. what i would like to ask?? is how is the set up on your fiddleis it easy or hard to push down if its hard ask your luthier to addjust the set up for the lowest set up he can do tell him or her make it as easy as posable to play or it could be your strings are to rough just a idea have some one else try your fiddle out that you trust and see what they say you will get calliss on the tips of your finger i know i didn,t spell that rigth have your fiddle checked out
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Sunday, June 10, 2012 @6:40:31 AM
Ya know I tried playing with a band aid on (left hand finger) and was surprised how little difference it made in my fiddling. I played as good or as bad as I always do, with the exception of when the wrap would hit the side of a string. This would indicate that I have progressed to the point that only my bowing really sucks. When you work on improving bowing do you start on what you are doing correctly (like holding the correct end and not upside down) or do you work on everything that's wrong i.e. everything else. Meanwhile band aids are cheap and my finger feels a little better.
Monday, June 11, 2012 @9:12:36 AM
when my fingers get sore from playing too much guitar (or strings in general), i sometimes put clear nailpolish on my fingertips. seems to toughen them up a bit.
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