Mudcat Café message #1085994 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65769   Message #1085994
Posted By: C-flat
04-Jan-04 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: Cramps in chord hand
Subject: RE: Cramps in chord hand
I once had a cramp problem after joining up with a blues band. After years of playing more complicated styles I was really enjoying playing relatively simple rhythm and bassic chords while the horn section took most of the "fill" work. I discovered that my barre technique was the problem (too much pressure) as I wasn't used to using barre chords for prolonged periods. I sorted it out eventually, but there were nights when I improvised any shape but a barre.