Mind blowing discovery! Thumb pressure needs to be near nil. Any thumb pressure restricts my ability to correct it's curve! Leaving this here in case anyone needs this.
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Chord issues with pinky
This is going to be a hard one to explain and hammer out the tried and have not so I apologize in advance but hope someone can/is interested enough to help. There are certain shapes where my pinky wants to go on it's side almost fitting into the groove of the side of me pinky. This is not necessarily wide shapes. I've even gone as far as to place my pinky in the proper place using my other hand only for it to go back to there. No pain in moving it so the string is at the tip but it does not want to come down on the string as such.
This does not happen when playing single notes nor does it when I play solos or sweep picking. This issue has led me to neglect more complicated chord work and really working on my chord chops for the last 19 years as every time I try this issue arises.
Lately I have been messing with different thumb/palm positionings and an progressing but I feel as though there is a technique that will get me more consistency through practice I am missing.
At a bit of a loss here but I'm determined to fix this issue and get to playing some sweet sad jazz tunes (currently working on a rendition of my funny Valentine).
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I'm a long time guitarist who is going back to basics to fix flaws that are getting in my way now. There is a lot I can offer in way of theory, song writing and lead playing but am having issues with a few areas very specifically I would like to fix. I hope you offer more than I ask and hope to find a forum that I feel invested in to become a regular participating member. Have been into experimental and progressive metal most my life playing but have been wanting to get more into jazz which is something that has always been a love to listen to but a handicap to play. Thanks for taking the time to read this.