If you’ve never done this exercise, this is The ONE Guitar Exercise you should do every single day until you’ve mastered it.
I’ve just post a new video to YouTube about a Guitar Exercise that I have EVERY NEW STUDENT do. Many are beginners, and many have been playing for years, but either way, I see awesome results.
I have my students do this as a warm up every day BEFORE they practice whatever else they may be working on. It’s so simple that some folks have already done it before without anyone ever showing them.
This exercise will help you improve by building finger strength, stamina, build better hand form and technique. Your picking will become more accurate, your fingers will become quicker and your chords will begin to sound cleaner.
Basically, you start at the 6th string, play the first fret with your index finger, then play the second fret with your middle finger, the third fret with your ring finger, then the fourth fret with your pinky. Next, move down to the 5th string and repeat, then the 4th string, 3rd, 2nd, then 1st.
When you get to the 1st string, once you’ve played all four frets, your pinky will be on the fourth fret of the 1st string. Slide the pinky up 1 fret to the fifth fret, then walk your fingers backward one fret at a time..fifth fret, fourth fret, third fret, second fret. Then move your pinky up to the second string starting on the fifth fret and walk your fingers backward again one fret at a time. Continue up to the 6th string. When your first finger plays the second fret of the 6th string, slide it forward to the third fret and walk your fingers forward one fret at a time. Head back down the strings again. When you get down to the first string, slide your pinky up again and walk your fingers backward.
Repeat this all the way up to the 12th fret.
This exercise takes time in the beginning, but within a week or so you’ll be able to do it quickly enough so it doesn’t take too long. Once this happens, begin to do it again back down from the 12th fret to the 1st fret.
Comment below and let me know if you’ve done this exercise, how it helped, or if you have another exercise that has helped you a lot.
Here’s the video and we will talk again soon!