These are some general ideas that have helped me retain progress and achieve faster results over years of trials and errors. This is my advice to my younger self and to some extent to anyone without FD (just replace the word 'retrain' with 'practice'). #1 Do not attempt to retrain when you're not feeling well, feeling negative or frustrated. #2 Walk away from your instrument before you start feeling negative, frustrated or exhausted. A good time to walk away from your instrum
Typing was almost impossible to do at first. My whole hand tensed up no matter which finger I was using to press the keys down.
Even when it started out with little tension, it got increasingly tense as I typed 2 or more keys. The secret to breaking the build up of tension was to gain independence of each finger by waiting patiently for the dystonic reaction to calm down in between each movement. Here's what I did on the computer keyboard to retrain.
I later started to app
If you have symptoms like what I had (thumb curling into the palm) you might be experiencing problem opening up your hand. My 7 month old son is a natural excerpt at opening and closing his hand. Since he has not mastered tactile movement involving his fingertips yet, he grabs and releases objects with his whole hand ( as opposed to opening and closing by spreading fingers away from each other..) Here we talk about incrementally reviewing the process of what it's like to open