I’m hoping someone knows what’s going on with my finger, and can shed some light.
It’s my left hand, the third finger.
After plucking a note and closing, when I go to reopen my hand, it gives me great resistance and then pops into place.
on the view of the top of the hand, the knuckle side, those white tubes that go from the top of the hand and into the fingers… that thing (I’m no doctor and don’t know what to call them, sorry!) it’s as if it slips to the side of my knuckle and then can’t get back up. It locks into the closed position for a moment, so as you can imagine, this can get in the way of playing smoothly.
I’ve heard of trigger finger but what happens to me isn’t painful (not to mention I’m only 18), it just makes playing more difficult and awkward feeling. If I concentrate I can usually avoid it happening but my attention can’t always be on that one finger…
I’ve only been playing harp for a couple of months but this has been a problem basically since I started playing with the third finger. My teacher doesn’t know either and suggests I play softly until I build up the muscle.
Has anyone else had this problem? Thank you