#1
Instead of just relaxing my pinky when it's not being used, I point it out, for some reason when I'm doing my chromatic exercises my pinky will not stay close to the strings. Any help?

Also I know this isn't really advanced technique but it's technique, so yeah.
#2
It's probably not important. That's more of a preference thing so everybody's gonna do what feels the most comfortable for them.
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It's probably not important. That's more of a preference thing so everybody's gonna do what feels the most comfortable for them.

if he plans on playing fast at all its VERY important.

i do the same thing, try this: do all your excersises facing a wall, so your fingers arent touching the wall but if you lift them any more than necessary it will hit the wall.
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It's probably not important. That's more of a preference thing so everybody's gonna do what feels the most comfortable for them.


It does matter, a lot actually. Do you see many fast players that have their pinkys way the hell out there when they're shredding? I think so.

TK1. I'll try that. Sort of hard with my room being such a mess and a 12 lb guitar. I'll report back on how it goes.
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It does matter, a lot actually. Do you see many fast players that have their pinkys way the hell out there when they're shredding? I don't think so.

TK1. I'll try that. Sort of hard with my room being such a mess and a 12 lb guitar. I'll report back on how it goes.
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It does matter, a lot actually. Do you see many fast players that have their pinkys way the hell out there when they're shredding? I think so.

TK1. I'll try that. Sort of hard with my room being such a mess and a 12 lb guitar. I'll report back on how it goes.
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It does matter, a lot actually. Do you see many fast players that have their pinkys way the hell out there when they're shredding? I don't think so.

TK1. I'll try that. Sort of hard with my room being such a mess and a 12 lb guitar. I'll report back on how it goes.
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Indeed, you do see a lot of shredders with flying pinkies (and other fingers). But does that mean it's good technique? Hell no.
You don't seen any REALLY fast players with flying fingers, that's for sure.
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#12
I've practiced both methods and the only time I find it's effective to have your pinky "flying" is for some nice chicken-pickin'.
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#13
Its a common thing but does hurt your speed. Ingrained from bad technique while practicing your scales. Hard to fix it but you just have to think about it until you get it down where it should be.
#14
Hit the sticky. But short version, spend some time playing slow enough that you can consciously tell your pinky to stay down, and work back up gradually.

IMO, it's not a total deal breaker if you want to play fast - but it will cause some extra tension that won't help.
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I think when your pinky stays out it means your hand is not relaxed.
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