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Millie Imber

A Minor Pentatonic Day 2 - Pinky Focus

Yesterday, @Jak Angelescu mentioned that I should look to improve how I use my pinky finger, and so that's what I focused on today! A few notes:

1. The tucking-behind problem seems to be sorted, I think?
2. It still tends to stray from the fretboard a lot, it's hard to keep it close.
3. I think I'm tucking in my elbow too much? Gets really uncomfortable as it progresses
4. I'm feeling some tense-ness/strain in my arm, and I'm not sure how to fix it
5. Is it normal for my pinky finger to try and twist slightly? I tend to catch the string to the side of the tip of my finger (My left)
6. I stayed seated for this because I figured I should get it right first before throwing that into the mix, there's already a lot going on with the thumb, the fingertips and the elbow thing.

So after an hour+ of trying, I'm gonna give it a rest and try continue tomorrow after my exams! Any and all tips are welcomed! Cheers!
YES!!! This is 100% improvement!! Keep this video in mind EVERY SINGLE TIME you play!! Bravo!!
Thank you soooooo much!!! I had a quick mess around trying it with a few bits I use to warm up, and it's still a little tough, but hopefully it will get better as I keep going!! ❤️ ❤️
 
I played for over 10 years without a pinky. I'm now starting to catch up. Long time coming amd there are still definitely times where it doesn't wanna do what I need it to do. There are definitely times too where I still refer to my ring over the pinky in many shred situations too. Just cause I can. That's probably why my pinky isn't where it really should be yet but it's well on its way. A long process.
 
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I played for over 10 years without a pinky. I'm now starting to catch up. Long time coming amd there are still definitely times where it doesn't wanna do what I need it to do. There are definitely times too where I still refer to my ring over the pinky in many shred situations too. Just cause I can. That's probably why my pinky isn't where it really should be yet but it's well on its way. A long process.
I feel ya there, I did the same thing. When I first started playing, I hated using my pinky, so I just didn't and used my 3rd for everything. I've only really started using it in the last year, and only now doing things properly lol. We'll get it though, just a long process as you said!
 

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