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Just pinkying along...

Posted by AndyW on Friday, November 3, 2017

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Another 2 days has seen two more days left hand fingering practice on the unplugged electric guitar. No-one really realises that I am actually practising banjo. In fact my brother offered up that he had a 'stomp box' I might want to have a go on. "No thanks, I'm fine."

I have continued concentrating on pinkie and ring finger manoeverability, pull-offs and hammer-ons. I was expecting to have been forced to ease off by now, just from overuse of the same muscles, but everything seems to be fine so I will continue. Hopefully it will all be of benefit once I get back to banjo next week. 

5 comments on “Just pinkying along...”

Boadicea Says:
Friday, November 3, 2017 @5:58:22 AM

Way to go AndyW! I have been practising my hammer off as well. You are inspiring!

pickn5 Says:
Friday, November 3, 2017 @6:15:22 AM

Anything you do to strengthen those fingers will help when you get back to your banjo. Congratulations on finding a workaround for not having the banjo at hand.

WayneConrad Says:
Friday, November 3, 2017 @10:41:04 AM

What sort of left-hand exercises are you doing?

AndyW Says:
Friday, November 3, 2017 @10:53:10 AM

Just making them up!

Climbing up and down the fret board. with ring/pinkie different fingers first. Jumping about the fretboard, placing ring and pinkie together at same time. Jumping around fretboard placing 4 fingers 4 frets at same time. Pinkie and ring finger stretches with other fingers on the board. Pinkie pull offs and hammer ons with ring finger fretted. Occassionaly forgetting myself and playing guitar scales.

Trying to mix it up so as not to get bored. Mainly the pinkie/ring finger stuff to try and strengthen the pinkie.

WayneConrad Says:
Friday, November 3, 2017 @11:26:19 AM


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