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Get that pinky moving

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by papabear82191, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. papabear82191


    Jun 1, 2011
  2. monroe55


    Mar 17, 2009
    Nice lesson.
    I myself sufferd from PUDD ( Pinky Under-Development Disorder) for the first few years I played. Same as you I figured I could do without the little guy. It was so small, weak and uncoorperative. I just figured I'd master a 3 finger fretting technique that all would envy.
    Eventually, I could hide no more. My PUDD caused my playing to be limited. Once I realized I needed to use my pinky to realistically progress on bass, I felt like I had to sort of re-learn all the technical work I had done in those first few years of practice. It was real hard trying to get a hold on my PUDD at first but little by little my pinky came around. What a waste it was letting my PUDD hold me back like that.
    Anyone out there convinced they don't need their pinky( so long as they have one), better re-think it.:eyebrow: No one wants to get stuck playing with a PUDD.
  3. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Luckily, I've studied upright bass, so my pinky automatically gets used, usually along with my third finger. That way, I only play three frets with four fingers, until I need to use the third finger by itself. Then, I'm in four-finger mode and covering four frets.
  4. Chris K

    Chris K

    May 3, 2009
    Gorinchem,The Netherlands
    Partner: Otentic Guitars
  5. catyak


    Sep 10, 2010
    Denver, CO
    I'm having a hard time visualizing that. Any drawings or pictures?

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