Tag: exercises

Free Guitar Lesson: 1 String Exercise

Getting your fingers to untwist themselves can be a frustrating process. Practice is king – for the exercise we’re going to use the ‘G’ string as our basis and the notes from the A minor(natural) scale have been used – this will hopefully give us a few things, Learn how to use our fingers properly. […]

D Minor Arpeggio

As I’ve previously stated Arpeggios are excellent exercises for both fingers and mind. When playing them on guitar they break up the tendency to play scalic patterns. Also there are techniques involved that can push your playing further. You can either do alternative picking or sweep picking: V = Down Stroke X = Up Stroke […]

Guitar Exercises: Part 1

Simple finger strength building exercises: Use your 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers. With these exercises same finger number as the fret you are playing. Expand each exercise by playing the same pattern through all six strings. Use ‘Alternative Picking’. Start slow, get a clean sound, don’t snap at the note. Try and stretch but […]