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fourth finger (pinky)

here’s a video which will show you how to play the pinky (fourth) finger on the fiddle and give you some practice exercises.


then try these starting on the A string using A4.

try playing a 2 octave G major scale up to E4:


related videos

you can also practice 4th finger with the following tunes:
kesh jig
hobart’s transformation

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ps: out of all the lessons on tunes, variations, technique, etc., the most important thing you can learn is good practice. simply play every day in a fun and productive way: loop small phrases, sing what you play, play things at different speeds, transpose phrases, parts and tunes to other strings & other scales. listen a lot; listening is practice too. don’t hurry. try to focus on making the sound as good as possible so you enjoy it.


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