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Tuesday Tip – learning and building calluses
April 3, 2012

I read somewhere once that the shortcut to building calluses fast is to wipe rubbing alcohol on the tips three times a week to help dry the skin out and form them. I don’t know if this works because I did it the hard way! To be honest, it most likely does work, drying out the skin and making it easy to play longer, sooner.

However, I have a sneaking suspicion that the callus formed with this method isn’t going to be as long lasting or as easy to play with as the one that builds through playing alone. It may work OK, but can you afford to be just OK where your playing and practice is concerned?

Hopefully you’ll have the guts to do it properly!

/harry