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Old January 13th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Mr.Sister
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Well, for some classical pieces the "floating hand" position is necessary. I can't imagine playing tremolo pieces with my hand on the guitar. Though I still remember the struggles I had switching my playing to this position. Anyway: A big problem with the pinky is just the anatomy of the hand (or maybe just my hand). First of all it's hard to use him without the ring finger, but I think this needs just a bit practice, but secondly: because it's the shortest finger it basically can't play a string, that isn't "occupied" yet by the ring- or middle finger. So it's just hard to find good ways to use this technique. (Oh, and btw: shaping the nail of your pinky sucks)
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