Have you ever been practicing and noticed a bit of a pang in your left hand?
What about after a gig – have you come off the bandstand with an ache in your left arm?
Have you ever experienced a throbbing that just won’t go away?
Have you ever had such intense agony that you had to stop playing for a while – or even weeks or months?
Or worse yet, has your hand ever spontaneously closed up into a fist all by itself?
These are all real afflictions that we need to be aware of as bass players. If you’re not careful, they could put you out of action permanently!
I don’t want that for you, and I KNOW you don’t want that for yourself.
That’s what this week’s video lesson is all about – the elimination of pain in your left hand.
One of our faithful Become A Bassist subscribers emailed me a question not too long ago about his own pain. He was having some of these more intense pains and actually had his body involuntarily creating fists.
This is something that needs to be addressed before it spirals out of control, so watch this one right now!
Doing this exercise in the video will actually train your left hand and arm to relax as much as possible – and should take care of most of your pain problems pretty rapidly.
Now I’m curious…
Have you ever gone through a similar experience with pain of your own? What steps did you take to deal with it?
If you have any insight into this area of what we do, I want to hear about it in the comments section below.
Who knows – you may be going through the same thing as hundreds of other bass players just like you!
As always, thanks so much for reading, watching and sharing. It makes my day to help other bass players like you.
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