Finger Control

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  1. ProgRocker

    ProgRocker New Member

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    A problem I've been having is trying to control the pinky on my fretting hand. Doing a simple exercise like a four fret run, when I fret with the index finger my pinky always moves away from the fretboard which slows everything down. The other three I can keep relatively close to the fretboard.
    Does anyone else have this problem ? Any advice on finger control ? I've tried consciously keeping it close to the board, which I can do, but when playing I can't always focus on it.
    Never really noticed this before until I started to take a closer look at my playing in general.
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    My pinky drifts up from the board when it isn’t active. I don’t worry about it because I don’t think it really impacts how it works when I want to use it.
     
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  3. mark cassidy

    mark cassidy New Member

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    Had the same issue and I - very proactively because it bugged the sh1t out of me - practiced and then practiced some more and then...you get the picture. No longer an issue BUT I sympathize for sure.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yep, I do this as well. Probably always will. I don't play enough to actually spend any time trying to correct it. Besides, if 3 fingers is good enough for Michael Schenker, it's good enough for me!!!!!! :p
     
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  5. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    When I was a kid my dad was a flamenco player and drilled into me that the pinky was not just there for its looks.
     
  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The ring and pinky fingers on my fretting hand are numb from a nerve injury. Can’t feel the strings, makes playing kinda tricky.

    Fingers gonna do what they can do. I told mine to quit complaining and just play the damn guitar.
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I played bass in an acid jazz/funk band that gigged about 200+ dates a year for about four years... that sh!t made my pinky stronger than my ring finger for life.
     

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