I’ve been playing bass for about two and a half months now, and it’s my first string instrument. When I started, I expected that my fingers would get sore, and maybe I would get calluses. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t play enough, or don’t play “hard enough,” but my fingers don’t get sore and I don’t think I’m forming any calluses.
However, periodically something happens where my left pinky is…cut? It’s too painful for me to pry on and find out whether it’s literally cut, but I think it’s like a papercut. And the cut seems to be vertical, which is really weird to me. I would think it’s more “burned” (not literally but like a rug burn) from sliding on the strings, but it seems more like a cut and this hasn’t happened to my other fingers.
Is this normal?