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Offline magnummike71

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2007, 02:44:11 PM »
I'm with Simon on this one. My pinky is stronger than my ring finger. When I go above the fifteenth fret, my playing gets sloppy because I use all of my fingers. Being a bass player for the first half of my string instument career, it has never been a problem. I am going to try the three finger method. This is the first I have heard it being used, but it makes a lot of sense.
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Offline jamrcat

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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2007, 08:33:50 PM »
I have very fat (banana) fingers. It is one of the things that people notice first about me. Being a keyboardist and guitarist, it has been a handicap. I started using my pinky very young. When I'm above the 15th fret I usually go to my index finger and middle finger for the bulk of my playing, though triplets and scales I still use all fours! One of the main reasons I fell in love with my Parker Fly is the ability to play higher with more distinction and speed! [^]

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Offline Andi

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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2007, 03:32:57 AM »
I try not to play above the 12th fret; it's morally and artistically indefensible. ;)
 

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2007, 02:06:46 PM »
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Does anyone switch to using there index,middle,ring fingers instead of the usual patterns when playing 3 notes per string shapes above the 12th fret?


Yes, I do. I used to do it before on anything below the 12th fret, too. But that was before I cleaned up my act. OK, well I still use only three fingers for pentatonics/blues scale 95% of the time. [:I]

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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2007, 10:44:35 AM »
I use all of them depending on the need. I use my pinky on triplet patterns that are similar to "Van Halen" type hammeron patterns instead of using the right hand/finger hammer on. Sometimes starting a riff/scale with the pinky can be interesting. And Arpeggios  often start with the pinky.

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