> Little Finger
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, 09:07 PM
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Don't worry mate, it will all come with practice. Pinky is the weakest finger of the bunch because you don't use it in real life situations that much, so muscle memory for it must be specially developed. Good news is that it doesn't require you to do any extra exercises - just practice more using your pinky that's all.
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