Ring Finger


osp1098
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osp1098
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02/15/2017 4:37 pm

I've identified that I have problems with my ring finger on the fretting hand. At times I get buzzing due to not pressing hard enough on the fret. I also have dexterity issues of either slightly missing the string or when I want to move the ring finger I instead move the middle finger.

So is there any excercises that focus on helping my strength, control, and dexterity of my ring finger. I do play excercises slowly focusing on my movement of my fret hand but I just don't seem to be making much progress. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


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john of MT
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02/15/2017 7:12 pm

I’ve posted about this before. In fact, I’ve written that sentence before.

As with all such exercises; start slowly, build up speed slowly concentrating first on sounding the notes perfectly. Use a metronome.

Have fun.


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osp1098
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02/15/2017 10:06 pm

Thank you very much. I will certainly be practicing both of these exercises. I've only been playing for a couple years but I don't mind taking things slow and want to make sure I'm using good fundamentals from the start. I know that if I just take it slowly it will pay off in the end. Thank you again for the tips. Much appreciated.


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ChristopherSchlegel
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02/16/2017 3:12 pm
Originally Posted by: osp1098

So is there any excercises that focus on helping my strength, control, and dexterity of my ring finger. I do play excercises slowly focusing on my movement of my fret hand but I just don't seem to be making much progress. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

First & foremost, make sure you are warming up properly with stretches.

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

These exercises are aimed at improving finger strength & dexterity. The second one is primarily about the pinky, but it helps with the ring as well!

Trill Drills

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

Pinky Strength

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

Hope this helps! Best of success. :)


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