Hi - thanks again to anyone who reads this and all of you for being part of this super rad community, it’s already been game-changing for me.
Took me a while to finally peg down what this issue was and what the root cause of it is, but the TL;DR is that for whatever reason (big hands maybe) I have used my pinky instead of my ringer finger to do almost everything that the ring-finger would normally do EXCEPT two-fret jumps during like pentatonic runs.
Think a powerchord, but with pointer and pinky and go from there. Until now it wasn’t the end of the world and I changed my style (and picking as I now know) to sort of roll with the slop.
Descending licks and ANYTHING that requires a quick, syncopated use of pinky->ring->middle or ring->middle going down the fretboard is bizarrely hard. The inability to cleanly descend using those fingers in that order (or better put licks that require that) is strange, like seems to be so far beneath all other technique I’m not sure what’s up.
Is it just the result of all this time and that it’s sort of learning from scratch? What are the best exercises for descending ring-index stuff?
Thanks for any advice here, like for some context if my picking and fretting syncopation everywhere else on the board is a 7-9/10, this specific gap on the descending scales/licks might be a 2 or 3.