#1
... Does anyone have useful exercises to achieve this? My finger independence is fairly good, but often when I'm playing scales and chromatics I find my 4th finger acting with my 3rd, or just sloppily fretting the string with the whole finger instead of the very tip - which is what I'm aiming for - because it's too hard to curl it when it's interdependent on my other fingers.
#2
Nothing other than practice can make you better, so just keep practiceing.
#3
Write your own lick or something that uses the 3rd and 4th independently. Craft it to your intense liking, so you're intrinsically motivated to play it well. I find that personal music is more effective than playing other people's music when it comes to learning. As Stick40 said, practice is key!
#4
just be concious of it while you play. when practicing scales, look at your fingers to make sure there going to the right fret.
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#5
Work on trills alot bewteen those fingers, very basic but it gets the job done if you spend a little time each day with it.
#6
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Work on trills alot bewteen those fingers, very basic but it gets the job done if you spend a little time each day with it.

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#8
Quote by Stick40
Nothing other than practice can make you better, so just keep practiceing.

He's wondering what to practice .

Hmm.. to develop finger independence, i recommend this page: http://justinguitar.com/en/TE-001-FingerGym.php .

It has helped me tons! Also check out the spider excercise. Both a great great lessons!

But i think i'll give you the best advice i've ever gotten: Technique is not the only thing you'll need. What does it matter if you have the ability to shred insanely, without knowing what to play to make it sound good?
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#9
^ he has a great point, thank god someone actually agrees with what i usally say, thank you for beating me to it.
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What does it matter if you have the ability to shred insanely, without knowing what to play to make it sound good?


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