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Fingertip blister count up to two.
blaisepascal
More playing Rock Band Pro Guitar, and I've blistered my right index fingertip. This is added to the right middle fingertip I blistered yesterday.

On the bright side, I figured out why playing the pro guitar was so difficult: the controller is sensitive. I was thinking I had to pluck the strings very hard in order to get them to register. This is what was leading to the blisters. Today (i.e., Friday) I noticed that sometimes it sounded like I had played the right note, and then it suddenly cut out. Some experimenting lead to my changing my picking method to grabbing the string with two fingers, pulling it straight out, and letting go at the proper time, being extra careful to not even touch another string in the process. It worked perfectly. My problem was that when I was playing I was hitting a second string -- not in a manner which would make a noise on a proper guitar, since I would also be muting the second string, but enough that the controller registered it as playing the neighboring string.

I pulled out a guitar pick and tried it again, using that and care in how I picked. It didn't take much effort to get it to pick properly, and once I managed to get my hand indexed consistently on the proper string (rather than playing a note, then shifting down a string without realizing it), I was able to proceed much better.

I still have a long way to go before playing real songs, but I'm trying. Granted, I'm trying for a timed 15 a day, which isn't much, but it's something.

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