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Keeping you're first finger straight?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Bluez Dawg, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Hey guys how would one keep his first finger straight?, and no so veritical on you're fretboard? it always wants to seem to go horizonal for some reson lol.:hyper: :ninja: :bassist:
  2. seventhson

    seventhson Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    you mean horizontal as in pointing away from you? ideally your fretting hand should be relaxed enough so that the first finger can lay across the strings while you are fretting with your other fingers. If, when you are fretting, your first fingers sticks out, then you are not relaxing your hand enough. Play really, really slowly until you can get down with this.

    A corrolary to this is that if you tighten your sphincter while you are playing something, you haven't quite gotten it down either. lol.