#1
Sometimes when I try to fret with my 3rd finger (ring finger) it bends inwards. It's a bit hard to explain but it's similar to what you do with an A major shape barre chord, where you press down on the 3 strings with one finger. The problem is that it happens when I'm playing scales and other stuff and I can't control it. Is this a problem with my finger or something that can be fixed by practicing?
Gear:
Yamaha F310 acoustic
Ibanez RGR321ex
Peavey Vypyr 30
#2
Is it like you're fretting with your whole last phalanx? Then you just have to fret with the finger tip...
I guess it's just that you unwillingly caught a wrong habit. With practice it can go away.
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#3
Try to make the finger more bow-like and place your right thumb lower on the neck so you have more space betwen the fretboard and your palm, also try to press lighter.
#4
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Is it like you're fretting with your whole last phalanx? Then you just have to fret with the finger tip...
I guess it's just that you unwillingly caught a wrong habit. With practice it can go away.


Yeah, I'm pressing down on the fret with the soft part of the finger rather than the tip but it only happens with one finger, the rest are fine.
Gear:
Yamaha F310 acoustic
Ibanez RGR321ex
Peavey Vypyr 30
#5
Go slow and concentrate on playing properly. Play some chords too.
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