If I'm practicing, and thinking of playing a certain scale, I usually don't have a problem with this - but when I improv stuff, or am just shredding, my fingers get lazy. If I'm playing a basic 3nps pattern, my fingers want to keep doing the same thing when I go up and down a string.
Eg: If I'm playing 12-14-15 on a string, and I go to the next string, my head wants to just keep 12-14-15 for the fretting. I don't know when I picked this habit up, but it's driving me nuts.
I've been using this for practice to try and break the habit - basically just alternating the position of the middle note.
It's alright - about as boring as everything else you do with a metronome, really. What are some other ways that I can get my fingers out of the little rut they're in?
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Someone here (I think Sean?) hooked me up with some good finger independence drills, I'll try and find them.