Been playing on and off for about 10 years, made the mistake when I was younger to learn songs and not the instrument.
After a hiatus of a few years, I bought a bass this week and decided to really dive into technique and theory rather than just jamming.
I have an issue with the pinky flying off when practising 1 finger 1 fret, 1-2-3-4 - and whilst I’m sure this too will improve with practise, I see that when playing 4321 (pinky then ring etc) when I release the pinky, my ring finger almost wants to go flat - as in from my fingertip to 2nd knuckle, there is a straight line rather than a natural claw. This happens when I focus on not letting my pinky fly away. IF I let the pinky wander, the ring finger seems to stay curved.
Did anyone else find this an issue? And how did you resolve it?