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Pinky finger curvature

Twhall60

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I am having trouble with my pinky finger bending towards my thumb how can I practice to correct that?
 

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    Force yourself to use it a lot. That can be by doing big stretches for example or in the way PG does it. A lot of scales actually become easier to play if you start incorporating your pinky a little bit more.

    That said look at Marty Friedman's fretting hand and picking hand, he's a freak but does just fine
     
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    Twhall60

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    Practice for a half hour every day just NOT using your index finger. Play everything you would normally play; scales, chords, licks, etc. No index finger. Two things will happen. You will suck and your pinky will get much stronger.
    : )
    Cheers,
    pg
    I will do that thank you so much for the help
     
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    Lucas Weiman

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    Its crazy how weak the pinky is at first. I can attest to the help in the above comments. The more you use it, eventually you will get to a point where you don't even notice it holding you back anymore :)