Henry asked this a recent office hours session.

  • It’s easiest to play 4th finger on E string.
  • There is less of a reach. Also, it’s the thinnest string, so less energy is needed to press the finger down.
  • Once you can easily play 4th finger on E string, do all the same exercises and tunes using 4th finger on the A string. In the same way, when you master 4th finger on A do it on D and then G strings.
  • Make up simple exercises which allow you to practice 4th on each string.
    • E3-3-4-4 | A3-3-4-4 | D3-3-4-4 | G3-3-4-4
    • E4-3-2-4 | A4-3-2-4 | D4-3-2-4 | G4-3-2-4

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