How do I keep my fingers agile in cold weather?
May 20, 2006 11:50 AM Subscribe
How do I get rid of stiffness from my fingers?
posted by Zero Gravitas to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a guitarist who just started learning the banjo, and since I live in a rather cold climate, I'm experiencing problems keeping my fingers agile.
This is mainly a problem while playing the banjo and fingerstyle acoustic guitar, since the fingers on my right hand needs to be moving fairly fast.
When I spend any extended amount of time outside, the stiffness tends to last for hours after, and I therefore cannot play as well as I otherwise would. My fingers hurt and feel generally sluggish compared to normal.
Maybe fingerstyle and bluegrass simply aren't meant for Icelandic climes.
Any exercises or other remedies?