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so, i broke my right thumb yesterday at work.
ironically enough, i did it while building a patient's new prosthetic leg. he'll be able to walk again today.
in the meantime, i gotta find something to do for the next couple months (god, i hope its not that long), while my right thumb and hand are in a cast. of course this happens a couple weeks after i start getting serious with the guitar again.
i figured, maybe this is a good time to start learning actual music theory. does anybody have any good links to places/sites where i can be taught the basics and more?
i guess i could use some good left-hand technique lessons as well.
ideas?
input?
 

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That's got to suck. No idea, I'd lose my mind!

Maybe hammer out scales? Glue a pick to your cast?
 

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all great ideas so far. thanks
never thought that a temporary handicap would lead me closer to the darkside of lead guitar. having been a rhythm guitarist since i picked up the instrument 17.5 years ago, i've honestly put very little work into playing lead, mainly for a lack of interest.
i guess something productive could come out of this experience.
 

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Damn, dude. At least it's only the thumb - when Dave told me about it, he suggested it might be your arm, too.

This would seem to be a good time to work on the left hand legato techniques. Otherwise, I scanned the stuff here, and it's pretty basic - but I honestly don't know how much theory you know, so it might be a good starting point.
 

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awesome, mike! thanks!

yeah, so far its just the thumb. in about an hour, i go see the hand surgeon to look at my xrays indepth, and get a detailed prognosis. i was concerned about my right ulna and radius yesterday, but i think they were just shocked from the impact.
 

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How much theory you wanna learn? We could hang out Saturday. :yesway:
 

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That sucks so hard. At least you broke you right thumb... I broke my left one.


What I did was starting to say negative things about apple on this forum. It kept me entertained for a little while, but it got old fast, lol.

Now I try to learn more about mixing. I can still use logic :) Fucking frustrating to look at my guitars though. Ive actually put this towel over them so I dont have to look at them, haha. 2 weeks left with the cast. I really hope the thumb is alright by then!!
 

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actually, about 6 (maybe 7, i dont remember. ask Noodles, he was there) years ago, i just about destroyed my left thumb in a tablesaw. thankfully, a really badass plastic surgeon rebuilt it that evening. it will never be 100% of what it was, but i evolved and adapted to its contraints. my rehab for that was playing bass in Noodles' old band Above the Fray. at that point was probably their last ditch attempt at keeping someone behind the big strings, but it did wonders for my rehab.
so now, i have to rehab my rhythm hand after the upcoming 5 weeks in a cast after i have surgery (that i just found out i needed this morning) next week.
im too stubborn to be put out to pasture yet. in the meantime, i have more to learn. thanks for the ideas and directions.
 

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That sucks so hard. At least you broke you right thumb... I broke my left one.


What I did was starting to say negative things about apple on this forum. It kept me entertained for a little while, but it got old fast, lol.

Now I try to learn more about mixing. I can still use logic :) Fucking frustrating to look at my guitars though. Ive actually put this towel over them so I dont have to look at them, haha. 2 weeks left with the cast. I really hope the thumb is alright by then!!
Log cabin, Norwegian stereotypes confirmed!
 

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:funnypost:
 

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Log cabin, Norwegian stereotypes confirmed!
Haha. I'm saving up for a new place, something a little less.... hutty :p

I actually played guitar, went to the gym etc for 3-4 weeks until I saw this:





So I went to the doctor. I was sure I had to brake it up again and stuff, but all they did was to put on a cast and tell me to come back in a week, nothing was changed after one week, so they put on a new cast and told me to come back in 3 weeks. I have this bad feeling that it isn't that easy. I mean look at it. They said it only was blood that had been built up under the skin. I can't say I trust them. I hope they're right though!
 
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