Last year, I developed tendonitis in my left hand due to excessive tension while playing and the waitressing job I had at the time. I stopped playing for a year and spent time getting treatment for the tendonitis. I'd like to begin playing again, and I'm wondering how I can reduce tension and develop a healthier style of playing. The tension I have isn't limited to over-zealous sqeezing of the fingerboard - it seems to extend into my elbow and up my arm. Suggestions? Advice?
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