#3
Quote by silly6-string
Its like involuntary. Hard to controll i know it takes time to do. What exercises is there?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvhZ80OsuTQ

Any of them work, you just have to do them extremely slowly and a lot.
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#4
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvhZ80OsuTQ

Any of them work, you just have to do them extremely slowly and a lot.



ya i use my wrist and kind of hammer on thru till the pinky. Not a whole lot but enough to get thru it. TY for the video
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#5
It's not all about brute strength. with your thumb behind the neck, not with the neck resting down in the pocket between your thumb and forefingers.

To visualize, put down the guitar and touch the tip of your thumb to the tip of your forefinger like you're making a 'perfect' sign and squeeze. Now do it with each other finger. Note how strong and sturdy this is. It's taking advantage of bracing at a good angle. Lots of control.

Your fretting fingers should be perpendicular to the fretboard, not pointed 45 degrees down the fretboard. This will also improve precision and control.
#6
My teacher tried to make me keep my fingers close, but I never made an effort. Now, a few months later, they stay closer. I think it's just a habit you have to form through practice
#7
Quote by silly6-string
Its like involuntary. Hard to controll i know it takes time to do. What exercises is there?
Just find some faster pieces of music. As you learn to play the part, your pinky will learn to stay low to play at the proper speed. Plus it will develop the strength to have more control in other pieces of music.

Thats all I did and it sort of became automatic.
#8
My teacher tried to make me keep my fingers close, but I never made an effort. Now, a few months later, they stay closer. I think it's just a habit you have to form through practice

my guitar teacher tried the same thing with me, he would just all of a sudden spaz out and start laughing at my fingers when i would try to hit the fret from like 2 inches away.
but after lots of practice (2 years later) my fingers are literally on the string without causing any problems.

IE: practice LOTS.
#9
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvhZ80OsuTQ

Any of them work, you just have to do them extremely slowly and a lot.

I can safely say this is the first thing I've come across that's made me think "Hmm, I need a teacher" because, right now, what's being demonstrated in that video is completely beyond me without causing what can best be described as "considerable pain".
Oh, now I've gone and spilled my tea. This really won't do at all.