I've recently developed the ability to play scales using 3 right hand fingers instead of my usual 2 and have run into some interesting technical challenges as a result, particularly when playing jazzy lines which skip over a string.
If I'm playing the G, B and E strings (in that order - think about an Em arpeggio in root position starting on the 9th fret of the G string), I have quite a bit of difficulty playing it at high speed using fingers m, a, i... but this is what happens if I'm playing my "line" using all three fingers. i, m, a feels so much more natural but if I'm sticking strictly to imam imam then this is the position I get myself into. I'm wondering if I am wasting my time practicing it with m, a, i (I know a lot of players who don't use 3 fingers when they're playing lines) or whether I should stick to it until I've mastered it.
To be fair, I'm pretty bad at m, i, m, i when crossing strings B to E so I think I probably just need to put the time in.
I appreciate that there may be no "right" or "wrong" answer to this but I'd be interested to hear thoughts.
Thanks in advance if you can assist.