Hello people,

I have recently started practicing major arpeggios like this:

The problem is that my pinky hurts just after 2 minutes of exercises, even at slow speed. I do use it regularly for riffs and solos, so I don't understand why it hurts only with arpeggios. Anyone have an idea?

Last edited by Poglia at Sep 10, 2009,
Your hand's too tense and rigid. Try loosening it up.
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You're probably pressing too hard with your little finger. You need to make sure each finger only JUST touches the string with enough force to make it sound, and no more.
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Your hand's too tense and rigid. Try loosening it up.

This will be the major reason. You're not used to it, so you're overcompensating.

Try slowing down.