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Waggly finger problem

I’ve been trying to work out why I keep annoyingly hitting the head with my second finger. This finger seems to wave about more and I’m having problems taming it!
I think if I was one of those players that could anchor their ring finger and pinky, then I would not have this problem. However I cannot. I can only anchor my pinky. I’ve been playing almost 2 years now and watching or listening to myself on recordings to judge how I am progressing brings to light this annoying tapping of this unruly finger. Anyone have any tips on correcting this? Has anyone, or does anyone else have this problem?

Hi Jonathon

May I suggest you submit a video of your playing to enable @BanjoBen to diagnose what the problem is and advise a fix. Make sure the picking hand angle is such that he can see your fingers and the strings.

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Gold Pick members are able to submit videos and get feedback from me in the Video Swap category. I’d be honored to have you on board, @jonathanplymouth!

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