So because of the recent "Are these stretches difficult?" thread, I was reminded of an issue that I have DESPAIRED over...
But it's the exact opposite. When practicing Kreutzer no. 9 (the f major one), in places where my 4th and 3rd pinky are a semitones apart, for example on the a string d f e f d f e f where d is played 2nd finger and f and e are a semitone apart, ESPECIALLY since the fourth finger goes on the string before the third, I can't squish in the fourth on top of the third.
So, basically, unclear rambling explanations aside, my third finger can't get to the semitone under the f.
1. My third always wants to go on the Eb (referring to prev. Example) and goes flat,
2. When I do try to slide it under the fourth finger, it moves my second finger up too
3. This method of sliding it in is really time consuming and doesn't allow me to play it super fast in tune
Result: when I do try to play it fast, the third is always a little flat, not noticeably when fast, but when I stop and listen it is definitely flat.
Are there any exercises to help with the ability of the third finger to bend the other way (as in pointing down the fingerboard) and the ability to wedge itself between the pinky and the string diagonally?
Sorry this is a really confusing explanation, but I hope you guys can understand it.
Ps. 3rd= ring finger
4th = pinky
Just in case.
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