View Full Version : Sore Wrists
09-20-2004, 04:10 PM
A friend of mine is learning to play tenor. He's only had a few lessons and after his last one, he's said that his wrists are really sore afterwards. He wondered if it was because he was doing something wrong (like not catching the sticks properly or flourishing incorrectly).
Does anyone know what might be causing this? :humm:
Any help would be great!!
09-20-2004, 05:56 PM
I may be wrong (not a big possibility haha) but he could just be trying too hard. I know when i first started flourishing my wrist would hurt becuase i would tense up to try to make the correect movement. Have him relax a little, plus it will make his movements a whole lot nicer.... just my opinion...
09-20-2004, 06:13 PM
It could just be the stress of repetitive motion too. I have all my students stretch and warm up before playing. Just like in sports! Tenor drumming, (or drumming at all) is very physical.
09-21-2004, 05:48 AM
True Jaymi and I would also suspect that the soreness is a result of using muscles that have not been worked like that before. I find i get soreness in my forearm but now that I am playing more often it has disappeared. Relaxing is also a key while playing.
09-21-2004, 11:22 AM
He definitely could be doing something wrong..After only a few lessons there shouldn't be any amount of pain other than general aching muscles that haven't been used in a while.. I think if he is experiening direct wrist pain he may have a case of hyperextension, opposed to anything else..
When learning tenor, you are going to get aches and pains, muscles that haven't been used in a while, or for that matter ones that have never been used at all will be crying out to you, relaxing and doing everything at a slow and steady pace ( the only way to learn the complete mechanics of flourishing )is the best way to minimize pain..
But remember no pain no gain in my opinion anyhow...
09-21-2004, 02:23 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies! :D
I'll pass the advice along!! :68dance: