Hey guys, sorry if this comes off as kind of a dumb question, but it's something thats been bothering me for a while and I was curious to see if anyone had something to say about it.
I stopped playing live with my band earlier this year, and for a while I've just been writing and recording at home. I'm usually just playing in small increments as I'm recording instead of playing through full songs. And with trying to play all the way through something, my picking hand gets tired and starts tensing up. I'm not really playing very demanding music but still simple and moderate down picking riffs are really hard for me. When I was playing with my band, at the time I wasn't really aware of having any problems, and that was probably more demanding music. I've been trying to take notice of my posture when I'm sitting and playing, and trying to make sure I have my right hand sitting comfortably. I got a couple guitar lessons, and have been trying to practice rhythm playing slowly and building my way up, but I'm not feeling like it's getting any easier and improving.
So I'm unsure kind of what I've been doing wrong. I feel like it's hard to troubleshoot earlier on because I don't think i've ever been aware of tensing up or having any problems with playing. I also just over think and worry about stuff a lot, so I'm starting to wonder if talking to a doctor about it is something that I should look into. If you have any insight into the issue I would greatly appreciate it.
string up with 10-52, dominate rhythms of entire master of puppets album. Drink whiskey, repeat.