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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Rasputin13, Aug 11, 2017.
I can't play this chord. My pinky mutes the strings. Won't stretch.
Use your ring and middle fingers then!
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Thats what I would do.
Try it with 1 2 & 3?
Try altering your wrist position. Move it around until your pinky doesnt mute the strings.
Your thumb location on back of neck is more than likely the culprit.
Keep practicing. A four fret stretch with the pinky is kinda key for a lot of applications.
I sympathize; my pinky is uncooperative as well: short, inflexible and slow. I'm on the lookout for a new one....
A great exercise for your pinky it to practice trills with it and your 3rd finger.
Have a Guinness and give up until tomorrow.
thumb positioning is everything....i just grabbed the chord without thinking and snapped a pic. notice the thumb and how low it is and also how it is pointed towards the headstock.
Play this one instead:
Position the index finger (1) across more of the strings. That will rotate/curl your hand so that the pinky finger will be at a "higher angle" and it should then not mute the adjacent string.
how about this?
Like Lumberg said play it a different way.
I find it easier to use a barre and just mute the 6th string.
My hand hasn't been able to stretch that far in a lot of years.
It's all about leverage........
and threatening your pinky with a meat cleaver if it doesn't shape up!