#1
I've been playing for more than year already and I have advanced a lot since I started (duh ). As I learn harder and harder songs, it comes to me the need to use my little finger to fret notes more often, for example in hammer-ons/pull-offs. Something like...

e |------------------
B |--4p3p2h3p2--
G |------------------
D |------------------
A |------------------
E |------------------


...where my little finger makes the pull-off on the 3rd string 4th fret.
It's quite tough for me to do such things with that finger and I really don't use it much, but it's something I want to change. How can I improve my skills with that finger? Any exercises?
#3
Since I started playing Guitar Hero, I've noticed my small finger is stronger.
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#4
Quote by black-sabbath
Since I started playing Guitar Hero, I've noticed my small finger is stronger.
I'm f***ing serious


I think mine is the same. Though its just a game, it helps me to remember to use all 4 fingers, instead of neglecting either my pinky or 3rd finger

EDIT: Youve just made me want to play it now
#5
do something like 1h4 over all the strings, up and down then 2h5, 3h6, etc. Practice doing trills (quick hammeron pullofs) that should help. A good pinky is worth gold!
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#6
Quote by HeliuM
do something like 1h4 over all the strings, up and down then 2h5, 3h6, etc. Practice doing trills (quick hammeron pullofs) that should help. A good pinky is worth gold!


this sounds good, and you can do 1234 exercises as well, work out all the fingers too if youve not done them much before
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#8
My left pinky has always been traitorous. To tame the little monkey, I do something like this:


 i p   p   p   p
-1h4p1h5p1h6p1h7--


Where "i" is the index finger and "p" is your pinky. That stretches your pinky and helps you practice hammer-ons and pull-offs. Vary that sort of thing up, try trilling(fast successive hammer-ons) with your pinky, etc. It's boring but it worked for me.
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#9
Just asking, why are you using your pinky on that run of notes? Is that just the quickest way to get to it? I would just use the ring finger (3rd finger) to fret the 4th fret, then fingers 2 and 1 on the 3rd and 2nd fret...now if you were going from 2nd fret to 5th then yeah, use the pinky...
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Quote by Mr. Parker
Just asking, why are you using your pinky on that run of notes? Is that just the quickest way to get to it? I would just use the ring finger (3rd finger) to fret the 4th fret, then fingers 2 and 1 on the 3rd and 2nd fret...now if you were going from 2nd fret to 5th then yeah, use the pinky...


Oops, I just noticed I tabbed it wrong. Yeah, it's on the 3rd string 5th fret, thus why I use the pinky. My bad.

@rbouchard47: Those exercise seem quite good, I'll start to work on those before playing from now, starting the next time I pick-up my guitar. Same goes for every exercise mentioned above.