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Old 03-16-2002, 10:33 PM
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Default Advice on eliminating the Pinky on the soundboard form

Im sure some/all of you know what I am referring to...the tendency of one to let ones right pinky (unless you play backwards...) serve as a unipod for your hand either when flatpicking or fingerpicking. I do it, and I have heard that it is bad form. Its just comfortable, and having only been playing for 2.5 years, and being self-taught, I am just getting around to technical things instead of just learning more songs.

I was told that i should rest the heel of my hand on the bridge if i must rest something somewhere for fingerpicking...so I tried that and it seems to work ok...any other suggestions? Or do I just have to train my entire hand to hover in the proper position?

Thanks!
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