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 .
So a very simple exercise that we can do .
Sounds like this .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
And even .
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 .
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 .