#1
Im currently learning the opening riff of Crazy Train, and this song is supposed to be good for learning how to stretch fingers when playing songs.

I can play the song at a slow tempo without stretching my fingers, but it sounds nothing like the original. This is because I can't stretch my fingers well.

How do you train fingers to stretch across the fretboard? I try to arch them, but I end up pulling the string down near the adjacent one on accident.

When I practice my chromatic, should I be keeping all four fingers pressed down, or should I lift them as i go?

Does it come with time or tendon strength, or can the skill be achived early?

Sorry for all my posts btw, I guess I just have alot of questions.
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#3
When you practice chromatics you should leave each finger on the string as long as possible but obviously for riffs like Crazy Train you should practice your muting technique so you don't end up sounding like a complete amateur.

Finger and hand strength will only come with time; there are no shortcuts to it, sorry.
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when I was starting out I practiced Jump in the fire's intro by metallica to stretch out my fingers.
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Yes i do

So stretching fingers is related to hand strength?

What part should I mute on? The whole riff? If you dont mute what would the difference be? Also if I mute, how much should I, because from what I understand palm muting sounds different if you press down harder.
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Yes i do

So stretching fingers is related to hand strength?

What part should I mute on? The whole riff? If you dont mute what would the difference be? Also if I mute, how much should I, because from what I understand palm muting sounds different if you press down harder.

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Yes i do

So stretching fingers is related to hand strength?

What part should I mute on? The whole riff? If you dont mute what would the difference be? Also if I mute, how much should I, because from what I understand palm muting sounds different if you press down harder.


It is, yes; but i didn't mean palm muting, I meant just muting as in stopping unwanted strings ringing.
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#8
I think I learned by playing the bridge riff of Black Sabbath, anchoring my index at the 3rd fret and letting my pinky play all the other notes. Unconventional, and probably very fundamentally unsound, but it worked.

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should I keep my index at the 2 fret at the intro and then reach across with my pinky?