Binh NguyenKhac wrote:Try to pluck m and a alternatively. Practice what is your weakness.
1. M and A fingers over curl --> play them together like i and m, how about you play the song but with m and a, to make them stronger.
2. Left pinky and ring curl -> practice chromatic scale, any scale, run up and down clearly with tempo and if you find your pinky ache. That's good because it is improving.
I want to think you for this!
For 10minutes I worked on this..
for 5minutes i played an old song i had mastered, but using M + A instead, and then
for 5minutes i simply played the bottom 3 strings, fret, 1, 2, 3, 4. to get that pinky going.
then again, tonight did that again before practice.
I not only hit the tempos, i found my pinky knew were to go and my hand was less tense.
My pinky still curled a bit here and there, but all guitarists have that thing they need to work on, and thats mine.
the truth is my pinkies, on both hands have a condition known as Dupuytren contracture
where they curl sideways, and its very uncomfortable. Ill always have to work on this. but with those tips, it got a little easier today, thank you
[it means i not only have to stretch more, but its harder to put that pressure, since its impossible to have a straight pinky]