Firstly, I hope everyone is safe during this nutty time. Just crazy…
I’ve been playing for about 2 years now and signed up for BassBuzz to try and clean up some stuff. I recently decided to start recording myself playing to existing songs. Once I started playing back my work solo’d on headphones it became apparent some of my playing is quite sloppy, almost all in the muting arena.
One issue I cannot seem to figure out is how to not accidentally tap the G string when fretting with the 4th and 5th (pinky) finger. My pinky ends up laying somewhat flat when I naturally come around to the E or A strings. I’ve tried rotating my hand under the neck a little more to give enough room to curve the pinky, but it feels unnatural and am worried of repetitive injury since my hand doesn’t want to naturally sit that way (or am I overthinking it)?
I’m currently practicing David Bowie’s Heroes where the main riff is D,D,B,A,D which I am doing on the E&A strings. I can’t mute the G string with my right hand obviously.
Note I am also playing this on a Ernie Ball 5 string Stingray which I know the neck is slightly wider than a 4 string.
Anyway open to any thoughts. Thanks again and healthy and safe vibes your way!