Technique

Scales, Arpeggios and Finger Exercise Fun!


Update April 3rd, 12:58am

So still very much working on this page but I got a video up from a live stream I did on the 2nd of this month! ¬†I will replace it with a video with much of the same content but without the live stream part of it ūüôā

  • Arpeggios
  • Scales
  • Exercises

This page is going to be very exciting for me because I love working on exercises that increase my coordination and dexterity.  It greatly improves my overall playing so it becomes easier to play songs I want to learn.  Not to mention very important for improvising.

I think I will add the finger gymnastics material to this page with a video to go along with it and some bass/drum jam tracks to play along with!

These pages are all going to be redone and I have some great ideas for making them very fun!  For now, here are links to the old pages:

Positions

1st position

Positions are named according to which fret your 1st finger (index) looks after.  In the picture to the right the hand is in first position:

  • 1st finger (index) looks after 1st fret
  • 2nd finger (middle) looks after 2nd fret
  • 3rd finger (ring) looks after 3rd fret
  • 4th finger (pinky) looks after 4th fret

Finger Gymnastics

  • Start by placing your 1st finger on the 1st fret of your high E and pick string
  • Next place your 2nd finger on 2nd fret and pick string while leaving 1st finger down
  • Now 3rd finger will play the 3rd fret while both 1st and 2nd finger remain down
  • Lastly put 4th finger on 4th fret and pick

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