#1
everytime i play with my pinky i have to lift it up first. i still can play pretty fast but i know i can play faster if i didnt have this problem. how can i stop this? this still happens no matter how fast/ slow i play. thanks in advance
#3
Quote by Xeus
lift it up??? maybe you should adjust your wrist position?


no, i think my wrist position is fine.
my pinky is just retarted
#5
Quote by KenjiBeast
Do some exercises. You pinky is probably atrophied after years of underuse.

http://guitarteacher.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/ultimate-chromatic-finger-exercise-guide/

This one is a CLASSIC. Really works, too, esp. for exercising dead pinkies. Just be patient, take the exercise slow and make sure you've got it perfect, then start speeding things up. Works like a charm.


i already do this and pretty damn fast . its not that i dont use my pinky. i use it as much as i can.
heres what i mean:
when im going 1-2-3-4 my pinky automatically lifts up before i hit the note
for some reason when im playing 4-3-2-1 its fine
#6
If your pinky is getting messed up on that exercise, you need to keep practising. Work through the exercise nice and slow, and just concentrate on giving your pinky a smooth, fluid motion.

You might be able to play it fast, but it sounds like you're probably not playing it properly.
#7
I know exactly what you are talking about, as I've had this problem myself. It's a tension thing. Just give the licks you are working on plenty of love at a speed you can play them cleanly without tension, and eventually it will go away.