I posted a similar message on TGP the other day and I'd like to hear what you folks had to say. I'm just getting back into playing after a long lay-off due to shoulder surgery. It's been about 9 years since I played and was a member of Harmony Central, but recently I started getting my range of motion back. My problem only affects my fretting hand, not my picking hand. If one were to hold one's hands out in front of them, palms facing each other, and then move the pinky towards the palm, on my left hand only, the ring finger follows the little finger towards the palm. On my right hand this does't happen until the little finger is about 1/4 inch away from the palm. The trouble this causes is 1, not always fingering 4 note chords cleanly as the little finger seems to have a mind of it's own .2. I can't wear a slide on my little finger and then fret notes with the other fingers as the slide keeps hitting the side of the fretboard. I remember an article in GP many years ago that said it affects approx. 10% of guitar players. I was wondering if this affected any of you players ot there and how you deal with it. Also some suggestions on increasing finger independence would be greatly appreciated. I know the 2 fingers share a tendon, but to a much greater extent on my fretting hand.