Eyebrow Finger Lube
I’ll just start this one off with a disclaimer: I’ll be the first to admit that this is one of my stranger tips! In my defense, though, I’ve taken it from a friend of mine, Dario Cortese.
Have you ever felt a bit of friction between your fingers and the strings? Not sure what I’m talking about? Try running your finger along one of the unwound strings. How easily does your finger slide up and down the fretboard? Is there more resistance than there should be?
This kind of friction may seem harmless to your guitar playing, but really, it can wear on the skin on your fingers over time – right where your calluses should be. Of course, you want your calluses to be nice, solid, and intact.
In the past when I’ve been confronted with this, I’ve used different lubricating products and they’ve all worked to varying degrees. However, as my friend Dario has shown me, those products aren’t super necessary.
In fact, you can simply rub your eyebrow or your head (specifically, your scalp) to achieve some bit of natural lubricant on your fingertips. Wouldn’t you know it – it works a charm! It may feel strange at first, but in a pinch, it’s a handy trick to have up your sleeve.
Give it a go and let me know how it works. Trust me – I was skeptical at first, but I can’t deny the results.
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