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post Feb 2 2009, 11:09 PM
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my ring finger is kinda.. stupider than the other fingers if you know what i mean,
now i understand its that way for everybody but my question is
is it stupider because its wired less good than the other fingers and its smoething biological or is it just because we dont use it individually as much and it can be trained to be better.
and if you know any drills that will help me?
to see what i mean try going up and down the guitar with giners 3,4,3,4,3,4
or try to put all your giners on your fretboard and keep all the fingers on and lift up one at a time each one... the ring finger almost doesnt rise.
you can see how it hearts my playing so when i try to go 1,2,4 its much faster than i can do 1,3,4
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Toni Suominen
post Feb 2 2009, 11:21 PM
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Don't worry, it isn't anything biological or anything, you just have to train your ring finger to work with your other fingers on the guitar. I suggest you put a metronome on and just very slowly start doing just those 1,3,4 shapes all over the fretboard.

The lesson-series "Finger Independence" by Danilo can also help. Here's the link to the first lesson in his series :

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...independence-I/

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post Feb 2 2009, 11:36 PM
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I'll give you some ex. to improve your finger independence.

Be sure to press with the finger the indicated fret (I mean the useless finger in the exercise)
 


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post Feb 2 2009, 11:49 PM
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thx very much.
im relliefed to know that it something i can improve on.
i thoght it was just me having a problom with that finger but other guitar player friends of mine had tham too that i thoght maybe that finger just isnt as good
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post Feb 3 2009, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE (vampire14 @ Feb 2 2009, 11:09 PM) *
my ring finger is kinda.. stupider than the other fingers if you know what i mean,
now i understand its that way for everybody but my question is
is it stupider because its wired less good than the other fingers and its smoething biological or is it just because we dont use it individually as much and it can be trained to be better.
and if you know any drills that will help me?
to see what i mean try going up and down the guitar with giners 3,4,3,4,3,4
or try to put all your giners on your fretboard and keep all the fingers on and lift up one at a time each one... the ring finger almost doesnt rise.
you can see how it hearts my playing so when i try to go 1,2,4 its much faster than i can do 1,3,4


The ring finger is the weakest finger due to construction of it's knuckle joint, but can be trained to follow other fingers. smile.gif

Try a little test, lay you hand down on table with palm down, try to lift up each finger and see how much the ring finger will rise. Robert Schuman, famous pianist, tried to invent a machine to help him lift his ring finger, but it irreversibly damaged his finger and that was the end of his career as a pianist. So don't try any radical things smile.gif

Along the exercises Ramiro gave you, you can try some exercises when guitar is not nearby. Put your hand on a table, facing palm down, but knuckle raised from table, and fingers curved as when playing guitar. Now press each finger against the desk and see which one is weakest. It should be the ring finger, and you should also notice that when pressing the ring finger, the knuckle joint slightly lifts up, which is not the case with other fingers. This exercises can help you strenghten the ring finger a bit, and you can do it anywhere. smile.gif


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post Feb 3 2009, 03:16 PM
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QUOTE (Dejan Farkas @ Feb 3 2009, 10:01 AM) *
The ring finger is the weakest finger due to construction of it's knuckle joint, but can be trained to follow other fingers. smile.gif

Try a little test, lay you hand down on table with palm down, try to lift up each finger and see how much the ring finger will rise. Robert Schuman, famous pianist, tried to invent a machine to help him lift his ring finger, but it irreversibly damaged his finger and that was the end of his career as a pianist. So don't try any radical things smile.gif

Along the exercises Ramiro gave you, you can try some exercises when guitar is not nearby. Put your hand on a table, facing palm down, but knuckle raised from table, and fingers curved as when playing guitar. Now press each finger against the desk and see which one is weakest. It should be the ring finger, and you should also notice that when pressing the ring finger, the knuckle joint slightly lifts up, which is not the case with other fingers. This exercises can help you strenghten the ring finger a bit, and you can do it anywhere. smile.gif


lol thx. who am i to argue with schuman.
i ll try to drill.. im also thinking of buying this little device with 4 spirings that is supposed to help finger strength
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