#1
Hey I hope someone could help me with a little problem I have. Whenever I do something like this

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b-----6h9-----6h9----6h9- |
g--8--------8--------8-------|
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or this

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b-----6h9p6-----6h9p6----6h9p6- |
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a----------------------------------------|
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My middle finger goes up really high, probably so my pinky can go up to to hit the string hard enough to make a sound. Is there any way i can practice or an exercise to make it stay down like my ring finger does. Any body have this problem or have a solution to it. Need some help here!
#3
'd prefer the second one it is easy to execute, and a way of practicing guitar slides. The first one would kill the first note to be plucked of you get what I mean, If you don't just do the second one =)
#4
No. Is a high middle finger bad when doing shred. Or does it have to stay as close to the strings as possible. And how can I fix it?
#5
Trying to figure out why youd use your pinky for either of those licks
2010 Epiphone Dot
2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe
2009 Taylor 110 acoustic