The Pains of Learning To Play Guitar

Who knew learning how to play the guitar would be so painful?

Ouch, I just started to, ow, learn how to play the guitar. I can’t believe how wimpy my fingertips are, ouch! I never realized that musicians must condition themselves much like athletes. I didn’t take into consideration (when making my New Year’s resolution) how my fingers would feel as they press down metal cheese cutting wire onto a wooden surface!

I have expressed my painful woes to my music teacher friend. She laughed and said that I need to develop callouses on my fingertips and until this happens, I must persevere! Ouch, persevere for how long is the question.

I have been practicing for about a week now and I’m wondering if these thin indentations on my fingertips are going to be permanent? What about the throbbing, is this normal? Will that eventually go away?

All I’m saying is, I love the progress I’m making however, I would really like to be able to tie my shoes again without wincing in pain. Ouch!

The pains of learning to play guitar. Hey, maybe I’ll turn that phrase into a song, as soon as I learn how to play and once I can feel my fingertips again.

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