#1
so recently ive been having hand cramps in my picking hand so i decided to raise my strap and it got worse so i lowered it, lower then i have ever had it before and now im suddenly really good, who wouldve thought , but now its a further reach for my fingers and ive decided its time to actually start using my pinky. what are some good pinky exercises i could do to make it as good as my other fingers?
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#2
Chromatics are a great way to at least warm up. I never really did any excercises, i just tried licks where I strecthed my third finger a bit, and used my pinky in place of it
#4
Just make sure that you use the right fingers for the stuff you play. Play your scales with the pinky, and go up the neck 1-2-3-4 using each of your fingers. I went through the same phase (not using your pinky), but have been trying really hard to get out of the habit and use my pinky more regularly now.
#5
Chromatic scales will work well. But also, if there's a song you already know that spans across four frets somewhere, use your pinky. That always helps.

The intro to Crazy Train works well IMO.