My pinky is really out of shape

Matt Wildman

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I’m tired of it not working as well and as fast as the other 4 fingers. Any tips/exercises I can do to increase the coordination?
 

Jak Angelescu

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I literally have exercises on my YouTube channel that I devised for the pinky specifically. There is one that starts at the beginning at the original hail to the king intro tutorial. And then there is another 1 that says finger exercises or something to that degree. A lot of people have wrote me telling me that it’s helped them tremendously! Hopefully it might help you 🙂
 

Ids Schiere

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Honestly, the best way to train your pinky in any way is to actually use it. Like if you have 2 frets in between 2 notes use your pointing finger and your pinky.
You won’t train your pinky unless you use it!
 
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Check out Syn’s Etudes Sweep Picking One and Legato 1, they will be a real workout and your forearm may be sore, don’t push it and injure yourself! I thought I had pretty decent pinky strength and they whipped my ass into shape real fast!
 

Jak Angelescu

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This is one. But Syn agreed that the first part of my original HTTK intro tutorial had really good ones. I’ve got to upload my full exercise tomorrow. 🤗🤗🤗