My hand hurts especially under my left thumb when I am practising bar chords. Please advice.

Try to put your hand on different angle.Stop if it hurts too much, STOP and practice again later. Don’t play bar chords constantly one after the other like F to Bm or F to Bb for too long.Combine bar chords with open chords, eg; Em to F, Bm to Em and C – F instead, so your hands and thumb have time to relax.

You should NEVER press with your thumb, but grip with your fingers instead. If the problem come again or gets worse, talk to your doctor.

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