Forum - Banjo Ben Clark

Picking Hand - pointer finger trouble

The pointer finger in my right hand is giving me fits. My habit is to straighten it when it’s not in use. As a result, it has a long way to travel before reaching the string I’m trying to pick with it. This causing timing issues and I sometimes miss the string all together. I need to learn to only move that finger as much as I need to pick the string and to stop straightening it out when I’m not using it.

Anyone else have this issue or have any suggestions?