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  • OwenGL

    September 17, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    <div>I have the same problem with my pinky on my fretting hand. It just wants to curl inward. My callous is offset to the outside of my pinky because of it. It has gotten a little better with time, but I still struggle.</div><div>

    For stretching exercises, I start on string 6 fret 9 with my index finger, fret 10 middle finger, fret 11 right finger, fret 13 pinky (yep, skip a fret). Alternate pick index, middle, ring, pinky. Move up to string 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 then work my way back down to string six. Then, I move the skipped fret between middle and ring finger, so frets 9, 10, 12, 13, up and down the strings. Then, move the skipped fret between index and middle, so frets 9, 11, 12, 13, up and down the strings. Then I start the pattern over, but move down a fret so I’m working between frets 8 and 12, then frets 7 and 11, etc until I get to frets 1 through 5.