pinky...though a rather diffrent problem

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by cantdance, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. cantdance


    Aug 20, 2002
    though i do work on using my pinky on my left hand, its my right thats the problem when playing i alternate with my 1st and 2nd fingers...i find my pinky finger retracts when im playing and after a short while gets very painfull...since i never use a pick it means i get this everytime i play...any suggestions?
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Maybe you just need to relax your right hand so that your tiny digit doesn't retract.
  3. Try resting it on another string.
  4. slade


    Apr 5, 2001
    I'd say that relaxation is the key- you're probably just forcing the movements too much- just chill out and enjoy!
  5. Yes, try and relax.

    Also, how high are your strings set? Could it be that you are plucking so hard that your arms tense up? Try loosening up and pluck less hard.
  6. cantdance


    Aug 20, 2002
    i was a bit too tense, though my finger still moves a lil back but its no longer sore, thanks.