Pointer Finger & String Muting
nikolai
May 31 2008, 05:24 PM
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i cant tell if this is really a problem, though i think it will eventually hurt my speed.

when i play my pointer finger is not as angled as the tips of my other fingers. what im trying to say is when i play, my middle through pinky fingers make almost an 80-90 degree angle with the fretboard, while my pointer finger makes more of a 40-50 degree angle.

example = whenever im playing fast and i go up from the b string to the high e string, my pointer finger slightly touches the b string still.

i've noticed that this is part of my string muting, as when i play slower and correct it, the b string sometimes rings out.......

do you all think this is a serious problem? im going to work on correcting it anyways, but i want to know if anyone else does this.

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Ivan Milenkovic
May 31 2008, 06:16 PM
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It is normal to have some difficulties when playing. This way you can find a solution to the problem and work you're way through. Remember the most important thing is to keep your hands relaxed while playing, to keep them in a right position (that will not cause some damage to fingers), and to keep the tone quality at maximum.

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Nick325
May 31 2008, 06:22 PM
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as long as it isnt hurting your hand or messing up your playing i guess whatever feels right to you. (even though thats seems like a wierd position for me wink.gif)

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