Welcome to the community John
So what you’re saying is you are barring the 5th fret D G B e
strings with your index finger then placing your pinky on the
Is your wrist straight or at a 90 degree angle?
Your wrist should be as straight as possible if it isn’t angle your
guitar up more
Yes, except I was playing the seventh fret with my ring finger. The pain is actually in my palm rather than the finger but it only happens with certain fingering like this one. For example I can still play an Am or C chord (I just tried those two at random).
My wrist is pretty straight but I will play around with changing the guitar angle to see if anything makes a difference.