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After carpal tunnel surgery
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A couple of years ago I started taking lessons in flatpicking soon afterwards my left hand (chord hand) began getting numb at night and when I practiced.The docs told me I had carpal tunnel and we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenny Dec 9, 2012.

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Kenny replied to Kenny's discussion After carpal tunnel surgery
"Sorry for such a long delay in responding.  A series of family health issues to deal with.   Thanks for the ideas, my hand is much better, not 100% but better than before CT surgery. Finger work on the G, B and E strings are good but still…"
Dec 9, 2012
diamondguy replied to Kenny's discussion After carpal tunnel surgery
"Hello folks, I've been feeling CT-like symptoms for the last few months, particularly tingling/slight numbness in the middle and index fingers. What particular stretches, if any, did your docs suggest? I amy also have an issue called Thoracic…"
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Frank Lee replied to Kenny's discussion After carpal tunnel surgery
"Hey Kenny, I had the same problem with the fretting hand going numb.  I'd practice 20 minutes & it would get numb.  For a long time (6 - 8) years I could shake it & get the feeling back but…"
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Stefan Jadefjord replied to Kenny's discussion After carpal tunnel surgery
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After carpal tunnel surgery

A couple of years ago I started taking lessons in flatpicking soon afterwards my left hand (chord hand) began getting numb at night and when I practiced.The docs told me I had carpal tunnel and we tried occupation al theapy with no positive improvement.Finally two weeks ago I underwent carpal tunnel release. After the surgery I asked my doc when I could start playing my guitar again. He said it would be a great form of theapy and I could start after the stiches were removed. He said to take it…See More
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"High Freddy, I own a 2009 Taylor 214. It's the first guitar I've ever bought. About the same time as I bought my 214 I started learning to flatpick.  I know it's not a bluegrass guitar but for now it's what I have and I…"
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j.Mac replied to Kenny's discussion Hand cramping good in the group Beginner Flatpickers
"Hi I think it's great what you r doing...keep it up....I agree it's fun and when you first begin to learn you appreciate your efforts...the music is terrific.....I'm older than you and just started taking lessons in May...I saw a…"
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Kenny commented on ganon's group Ear Learning
"Kathy, at that time I could only chord and my ear wasn't that keen.  I would use a minor chord in the wrong part of a tune. I thought it sounded odd but ok. I really didn't know 7 chords and when I strummed I…"
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Favorite Flatpickers
Dan Crary, Doc Watson
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Just a few that I've come across but I know there's more out there waiting on me to discover.
Liberty, Jerusalem Ridge, St. Anne's Reel, Gold Rush, Reuben
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The only one I have, Taylor 214
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I took an introduction to guitar as a sophmore in high school then picked up a few things here and there and then played very little then nothing in the last ten years... until last year.
I started taking lessons and got bit by the bluegrass bug.

It's slow going at age 51 but I have a very patient and encouraging guitar educator who is a member of this site.

I'm simi-retired with a great wife and two grown daughters.
Oh yea, we have a five year old dochsund.

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