Post by grampalerxst on Mar 15, 2020 4:34:05 GMT -6
I had a covid-19 related injury that caused me to curb my guitar time this week. With all the "don't touch your face" advice I realized that if I'm going to touch my face, it's extremely likely to be with my right hand, so I've been going around with my right hand stuck in my pocket and opening doors with my left. Further, I'd been trying to open them using one finger and grabbing handles in ergonomically suboptimal places where other people are probably not touching them. As a result I strained a couple LH tendons. But it didn't take long to recover and I'm fine now. I just reduced guitar time for two days.
Otherwise things are going good. I seem to be getting better at all the things I'm working on which is encouraging because I've narrowed the list down such that everything I'm working on presents challenges in areas I'm weak. The biggest one is several variations of arpeggios that really challenge my picking hand accuracy. Also I'm spending much of my time in areas of the neck I've never been completely comfortable with, both in terms of positions and string combinations.
Quite a lot of craziness out there in the world right now. I hope no one has been too adversely affected by the virus. I know several of us, me included, are in the low end of the elevated risk group by age. Let's all use common sense precautions and look out for our health. My state just reported its first confirmed cases, including one in an adjacent county, late last week so it's a safe bet you won't find me a Guitar Center trying out guitars randomly pulled down from the wall. Since I'm an introvert with nearly as many guitars as IRL friends, a shutdown of my workplace and social distancing/quarantining is something I'm genetically predisposed to tolerate, but potential loss of income this close to retirement is bothersome.