I use my pinky alot while playing, but it always seems to curl up.. So its not hovering above the strings like I want it to, I try to play with it nearer the strings but it always curls up!

Is that normal? Can I get rid of it? I feel its slowing me down some
I know I'm really childish and it doesn't help at all but I always giggle when I hear talk of 'my pinky'.


If it helps, just keep practicing mate, it'll sort itself out, there's no miracle cure.
It's totally normal. Do you do any warmup exercises? If so, try to work some stretches into your routine--that will help some. I'm not entirely sure if it ever really goes away, but I've only been playig for about 8 months, and my pinky is much more limber than it was when I started.