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"Flying" middle finger

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Apologies if this has been addressed in previous topics, but I'm a learner with a left-hand problem. When I fret with my little finger, my middle finger flies away from the fretboard. It's as if I need to get more leverage to support the pinky, but I've proved to myself that that's not necessary. The action on my Ray 34 is pretty low, so I don't have to push hard on the strings (Ernie Ball Super Slinky). It's not a problem most of the time, but anything fast with lots of eighth notes can be awkward (I'm not even thinking about sixteenths!). Apart from practice, practice, practice, any thoughts? Thanks. Pete. 

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24 minutes ago, petecarlton said:

When I fret with my little finger, my middle finger flies away from the fretboard.

I’ve got one of those, it simply does it’s own thing!

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There’s a few exercises here that may help , it’s mainly the little finger he’s talking about but it covers all of them really 🙂

 

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3 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

There’s a few exercises here that may help , it’s mainly the little finger he’s talking about but it covers all of them really 🙂

 

Thanks so much, I'm on SBL, but hadn't seen this. 

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