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J.E.
post Oct 24 2008, 03:14 PM
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Hi im woundering which finger i should use for supporting my bends? Currently im using my "Bad mutherfinger" for support and my ring finger to bend with. cool.gif


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post Oct 24 2008, 03:20 PM
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That's ok. You could also use your index finger to support the ring finger and if you bend with your pinky finger you could use the rest to support that little one.

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post Oct 24 2008, 03:26 PM
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I think you are going to have different opinions on this but I do the opposite. I bend with my middle and support with my index.


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post Oct 24 2008, 03:33 PM
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I guess there is no right way or wrong way as it is no right or wrong way to hold a pick, thank you for your time tho i guess ill just have to do what comes natural to me smile.gif


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post Oct 24 2008, 03:39 PM
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You should basically support with all fingers that are behind the fretting finger if you have the chance for doing that.


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post Oct 24 2008, 04:07 PM
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I don't support at all mellow.gif
Maybe that's why my vibrato sucks? tongue.gif


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post Oct 24 2008, 04:10 PM
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I bend with my ring finger. And support with my middle and index (when possible) fingers.



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post Oct 24 2008, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (Jarl Emil @ Oct 24 2008, 04:14 PM) *
Hi im woundering which finger i should use for supporting my bends? Currently im using my "Bad mutherfinger" for support and my ring finger to bend with. cool.gif


Learn to bend to pitch with all fingers.
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post Oct 24 2008, 04:25 PM
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I sometimes use my index finger for muting the other strings, works pretty good.


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post Oct 24 2008, 04:26 PM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Oct 24 2008, 05:20 PM) *
Learn to bend to pitch with all fingers.


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This is the best possible way to make your fingers strong enough and get the pitch no matter what position or key you are in.


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post Oct 24 2008, 09:46 PM
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Maybe i should concentrate all gravity and force against my pinky X) Picture my pinky after ten years of bending!


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post Oct 24 2008, 10:04 PM
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The best would be if you could bend with more than one finger smile.gif Almost whenever I do a bend I support with all the fingers that are behind the finger that I'm bending with (Except thumb of course) tongue.gif


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post Oct 24 2008, 10:06 PM
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QUOTE (Jarl Emil @ Oct 24 2008, 10:46 PM) *
Maybe i should concentrate all gravity and force against my pinky X) Picture my pinky after ten years of bending!

Pinky on "bol" laugh.gif


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post Oct 24 2008, 10:32 PM
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I use my thumb a lot when bending... I mean, try to remove your thumb from the neck and bend anyway...


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