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2023-07-27 17:54:43

How to Do Finger Exercise #1 _ Guitar Lessons

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Yeah , let's talk about finger exercises .

What we're gonna do here is we're trying to get your fingers to work independently of each other .

Right .

So a very simple exercise that we can do .

Sounds like this .

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Right ?

You could do that .

Now , notice I'm stretching across four frets at the end there and I'm leaving them all down .

That's important because you really want the sensation of just one finger moving every time .

Right ?

Then you can move up one friend and do the same thing , right ?

You can just keep moving up the whole guitar neck .

Now , you're not trying to go fast .

You're just trying to make everything work together .

That doesn't happen with speed , right ?

That happens with careful planning right .

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Every time right now , once you reach a certain spot on the guitar , it's up to you .

I like the 12 fret .

We can try and go backwards now .

Right ?

So why don't we do the whole thing backwards ?

Which is 43211234 and same thing , we're gonna move down one fret and do the same thing .

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Nice .

And even .

Right .

Doesn't matter how slow you do it .

And then all the way down right now , another , uh , thing you can do here is we can try an alternate pick .

Now , this is not an easy thing .

This would be the second level after you've already mastered that exercise with all down picks .

The next thing you might want to try is alternate picking .

Remember that's down , up , down , up or up down however you want to think about it , but it's alternating the direction .

Right .

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And so now you're adding a whole new level of what you're doing here right now .

That might take a while to put together .

So , don't , don't get frustrated .

It took me a long time to be able to do that and of course , we could do it backwards , same concept .

We're going backwards and alternate picking and you work your way all the way back down .

And it's a great exercise .

Not only in the first string , you could do it on the 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th , 6th , you could do it while watching TV .

Reading in the computer .

It's a great exercise to gain finger independence .


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