Technique

Scales, Arpeggios and Finger Exercise Fun!


  • Arpeggios
  • Scales
  • Exercises

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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