I have trouble playing the Gmaj7 chord with my left hand. I'm using 5-3-2-1 fingering, but I can't avoid hitting the A key with my 4th finger.
What exercises or techniques are used to void that?
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Make sure your fingers are curved not flat. Maybe they need to be further forward on the keys.
Play down the Gmaj7 chord. Keep the notes held down, play a series of A notes with your 4th finger. You'll find it pretty tricky! Try not to lock your hand - relax! But it will teach you to lift that finger independently.
Consider rootless voicings -- start on F#, then B and D (or voice it B,D,F#, that works too).