I'm finding it particularly difficult to keep my left hand in a steady position as I play through a song, epecially if its a fast passage. I've analyzed this over & over again & think it may be due to a lack of flexibility. When I place my fingers down (especially on the E string), if my 1st & 2nd are down (on F# & G), I find it VERY difficult to hit the A with my 3rd finger, without having #2 slide up the string & make the G slightly sharp. Or if I start with the A & go down, its nearly impossible to put the 2nd down, & the 1st next to it. To compensate, I usually rotate my hand slightly, or place the fingers down independently, etc. After a few minutes of playing, my whole reference point seems to be off in the first position. I have a few questions: 1) does anyone play without the left hand touching the neck (at all) when on the E-string? (or other strings for that matter) and 2) Are there any exercises or stretches that I can use to increases the distance that my fingers can spread? This problem has been frustrating me for sometime now. I've tried rotating my wrist, playing way up high, etc. I was hoping that Sevick would automatically fix it, but its not happening.
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