#1
hi!

Here is a thing. I am working on my playing to play everything perfectly. and I wonder what is the proper position of pinky while bending and while not using it at all . When I use my pinky I try to keep it as close as possible to the fretboard, but what about things where pinky isn't used? what to do with it?

Peace, Robak
#3
It doesn't matter, as long as it's out of the way when you don't need it. A lot of people lift it up. I do, but I have some sort of flexibility issue with it: it can either be all the way up or on the fretboard.
#5
Hmm, thats an interesting question, because I suffer from sashki's problem. Any way of solving this?
#6
I think it is well worth training yourself to keep you pinky near to the fretboard. I used to have the same problem with all my fingers (they were either fretting a note or pointing into the air), but I fixed it by practicing very slowly and concentrating on keeping them near to the fretboard.

It is really a matter of learning to control your fingers. For many licks it won't make a difference, but for some it is crucial. Finger control will also help your rhythm playing, as you'll find it easier to move smoothly into complicated chord shapes.
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Very good post Marmoseti, you're on the right track.



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