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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Casting Thunder, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

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    I recently picked up guitar, and I've found it nearly impossible to get a decent wrist position on my fretting hand. Upon inspecting my hand I noticed that every time I separated my ring and pinky fingers, my pinky finger would turn in, and to an extent under my ring finger.
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    I have cerebral palsy, so I realize it's probably that and I can stretch it to the proper position, but I need to know what that is.

    So able-bodied people, how should my pinky be acting?
  2. Marcury

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    Your pinky can take along time to be usable CP or no. It tends to have a mind of its own, but if you can stretch it to the proper position then patience will serve you well.
  3. Casting Thunder

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    So yeah, what is the proper position? I honestly have no clue. :help:
  4. HolmeBass

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    My hand does the same thing, I don't have cp. My fretting callus on my pinky is not centered on the finger either, so it's not like I learned to make my pinky "straight", I just used it as it addressed the string. So at least you just have the normal learning curve on that one.

    I admire your resolution to not let cp keep you from playing music!

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