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Matt23
post Oct 17 2008, 06:17 PM
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I've got a question. Should i use my pinky for shred runs.

I've noticed that for example, Pavel and Muris use their pinkies a lot, but Marcus (Lavendell) and other people (cant remember who) don't use theirs so much. All of these people can play very fast so both methods obviously work. I always try to use my little finger wherever possible, but for a long time i had trouble with getting my pinky fast and i still do. I just wondered if i happen to have a weak little finger and should try to use other fingers instead. This may be me trying to find a reason why i'm not progressing as fast as id like to, that isn't i haven't done enough practice, but i just wondered why do some people use their pinkies and some people don't.

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post Oct 17 2008, 06:24 PM
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I think we got the same problem buddy, my pinky is weak and numb as hell! The pinky "muscle" is the weakest, but I have practised the use of the pinky alot and I am noticing improvements. Try to use your pinky alot when you can!!!!! Start slow, then build it up. Also, practicing legato with your pinky will improve strenght and stamina!


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post Oct 17 2008, 06:26 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Oct 17 2008, 06:24 PM) *
I think we got the same problem buddy, my pinky is weak and numb as hell! The pinky "muscle" is the weakest, but I have practised the use of the pinky alot and I am noticing improvements. Try to use your pinky alot when you can!!!!! Start slow, then build it up. Also, practicing legato with your pinky will improve strenght and stamina!


I did do pinky/ring trills for like a minute a day once but then i got good enough to do like 3 minutes and it just got so boring. I also didn't even have any pain to be slightly interesting, my pinky just felt numb at the end of it so i gave up.
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