The first thing you can do is install nylon strings. They are much softer than steel, which is very important for the fingers.
But if you do not have the skill, desire or ability to acquire and install these strings, or you already have them, but your fingers still hurt - do not be discouraged! There are other solutions to this problem.
And I have 2 news for you: good and bad.
The bad news is that your fingers will still hurt for a while. But there is good news. Your pain can be significantly reduced to such a level that it will even become pleasant and will resemble the slight vibration of a mobile phone. Just bear with it until the corns grow, get stronger and as the irreplaceable parts of the body begin to fulfill their mission.
4 tips to reduce finger pain.
- Strings - set the light tension to the classics, 9 or 10 matches to the western, 9 matches to the electro. These are the lightest and thinnest strings.
- If the strings are too high and difficult to press, you need to adjust the height. To do this, on the classics you need to file the sills or tighten the anchor. On acoustics - file the sills. On an electric guitar, you need to adjust the strings.
- To make all these manipulations go as painlessly as possible for your guitar - contact the master. And yet, you need to rebuild the anchor on the guitar every time you change the size of the strings or move to a different climate (for example, Sochi-Surgut).
- Thirdly, we dose the load on the fingers, that is, it is better to play 7 times a week for half an hour than 1 time 4 hours and strip your fingers into the blood.
- If you overdo the exercises, remove the pain from the fingers by applying pieces of ice to them.
After you build up the "calluses", you will not care what to play.
Thickening on the fingers will appear after 1-2 months of classes and will stay with you forever, even if you take breaks. After this period, you will not care what to play.
As you can see, pain in the fingers can be easily eliminated if you use the simple advice of experienced guitarists. If you want, take pain as a ritual of initiation in real guitarists. It hurts, but how much is there in this pain: hundreds of unsung songs and thousands of musical possibilities. And it's worth it, believe me.