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ring and pinky finger on plucking hand

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by paintandsk8, Mar 29, 2004.


  1. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I noticed the other day that while i play my ring and pinky finger on my plucking finger go crazy. My pinky sticks up and out and my ring finger follows my middle finger. Is this normal? It seems sloppy and uncontrolled to me and that i could possibly play faster some other way. How do you guys hold them?
     
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    The key is to try to relax. You get tired sooner in your hand if your fingers are sticking out like that.

    I used to be this way, then I made an effort to stop it and it has been much easier to play after that.
     
  3. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    2nd
     
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    What do you do with them now though or how did you learn to stop. Do they just kind of hang there, do you fold them up? Did you just concentrate on not moving them?
     
  5. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    The pinky finger is just in a normal downward position, chillin, :)