When raising a finger from a fret, it sometimes happens to me that a string "sticks" to the finger, producing an annoying sound (like when I would do a pull-off, but unintentional). This happens most often when I do the scales:
C D E F G (starting with the C on second string)
When playing the G (1st string, 3rd fret with 4th finger), I have to lift the 4th finger quickly from second string and put it on the first string. So, when I lift it, it does that annoying sound (of the open second string).
This happens to me 70% of the time. I have absolutely no idea how to avoid this; the following methods work but are not acceptable:
- Playing slowly (not good because it's VERY slow)
- Lifting the finger earlier (not good because I want that D note to ring while I am playing E and F)
- Moving the finger along the string while raising it (it's absolutely awkward)
I tried cleaning fingers and strings with soap water and alcohol; doesn't help. I didn't try replacing the string. Speaking of that - I am not sure this is a new problem; maybe I was having that problem all the time and it didn't bother me; tried listening to my old recordings, but they are so awful, I couldn't determine it from them.
There are days when I don't experience this problem at all (maybe air is more dry?), but this is rare.
In addition, it's most often with the 4th finger, sometimes with 3rd finger, but never with others.