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WOW, this is really hard. Every time I take my little finger off it naturally springs up at least a centimetre. Even concentrationg on preventing that is very difficult.
Welcome @Eristdoof !
We have a lot of answers and support here, but not for the little pinky. It sure has a mind of its own!
Mine flails and jerks. I can’t seem to bend it in a smooth motion, so it jumps and kinks. This is on my left fretting hand and I am left handed!
I do think Justin’s exercise and others and the adage “practice” will hold true here. Mine is slowly improving the more I use it. I have a few things I practice that are not specific to the pinky, but use the pinky a lot. Even just practicing cords and scales that use the pinky helps a lot.
I am trying a riff that has pinky hammer ons and they are…awkward to say the least.
Welcome to the forum Tim.
Keep at it your fingers will figure it out. Slow and steady.
It’s the best exercise to get that pesky pinky under control.
@Jamolay the Minimum Movement Exercice would help you
I have been doing it for a while. It does help, absolutely. It just takes time when you have more than half a century of incorrect pinky experience…