Finger independence

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dcarb21

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I am having trouble moving some fingers without the finger next to it moving too. For example it is very hard to move my ring finger to a string without my pinky either moving with it or lifting off the string if it is down on one. Does anyone have any excercises or advice to make it feel like my fingers arent linked and can move alone

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I am having trouble moving some fingers without the finger next to it moving too. For example it is very hard to move my ring finger to a string without my pinky either moving with it or lifting off the string if it is down on one. Does anyone have any excercises or advice to make it feel like my fingers arent linked and can move alone

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: dcarb21

I am having trouble moving some fingers without the finger next to it moving too. For example it is very hard to move my ring finger to a string without my pinky either moving with it or lifting off the string if it is down on one. Does anyone have any excercises or advice to make it feel like my fingers arent linked and can move alone

Yes, we have a few tutorials aimed at improving finger strength & dexterity! First, have a look at these hand stretching exercises.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1525

Next, tutorials are precisely aimed at building finger strength & dexterity.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1829

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1292

Hope that helps. Best of success!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

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Originally Posted by: dcarb21

I am having trouble moving some fingers without the finger next to it moving too. For example it is very hard to move my ring finger to a string without my pinky either moving with it or lifting off the string if it is down on one. Does anyone have any excercises or advice to make it feel like my fingers arent linked and can move alone

Yes, we have a few tutorials aimed at improving finger strength & dexterity! First, have a look at these hand stretching exercises.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1525

Next, tutorials are precisely aimed at building finger strength & dexterity.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1829

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1292

Hope that helps. Best of success!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory