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(@scholar)
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Ok my guitar teacher telles me to keep my fingers close to the fret board, but my Pinky keeps poking out like im drinking tea with High Society, should i just keep working finger exercises,along with lessons? thanks in advance.

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(@greybeard)
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You need to do some chromatic exercises.
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You don't need to do them fast, just accurately. Keeping to a comfortable speed will also allow you to relax and your pinky will start to stay nearer the fretboard.

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(@onalaska98)
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greybeard, I was going to run through that exercise but was wondering what is the proper finger(s) to use during it? Or is it an individual workout for whatever finger(s) you are having problems with?

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Use one finger for each fret. So, index on 11, middle on 12, etc.
The reason that I started so high up the fretboard is to give you the chance to do the exercise without having to stretch your fingers. As you get better at the exercise, you can move one or two frets lower, where the is more distance between them.

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Use one finger for each fret. So, index on 11, middle on 12, etc.
The reason that I started so high up the fretboard is to give you the chance to do the exercise without having to stretch your fingers. As you get better at the exercise, you can move one or two frets lower, where the is more distance between them.

Great, thank you! I will certainly try it out!

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