Unfortunately sore fingers are going to affect us all (aching and pain) – even for the most experienced players who may decide to take a sabbatical for a month or 2.
The aching will eventually go away as you develop finger and thumb strength and you will eventually develop hard skin/calluses that will negate any once-sore digits.
Andy offers up some advice on how you can continue to “play” though the pain barrier:
You have to go through pan barrier and need to build up calluses on all 4 fingers
• Tips – Lighter gauge strings/Lower action on neck…….Not recommended as really a cheats way out
• Continue to play by using different fingers or different part of finger
• Perform exercises exerting no pressure such as muting or open string exercises.
We’re sure you’ll get through it!