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FINGER WORKOUTS!!

by Guitarslinger124

26 Nov 2007
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Ok, so I've compiled a list a finger workouts to help improve ones technical ability on the guitar. I've tried to arrange them so the easiest are first, but some may be out of order...Some of these may be familiar, some may not. Start slowly [at around 100bpm] with a metronome or drum kit and slowly speed up.


This is simple chromatic workout, which i was hesitant to add, but figured i would anyway:
E:-----------------------------------------1-2-3-4-4-3-2-1--------------------------------------||
B:---------------------------------1-2-3-4----------------4-3-2-1-------------------------------||
G:-------------------------1-2-3-4-------------------------------4-3-2-1------------------------||
D:-----------------1-2-3-4----------------------------------------------4-3-2-1-----------------||
A:---------1-2-3-4--------------------------------------------------------------4-3-2-1---------||
E:-1-2-3-4------------------------------------------------------------------------------4-3-2-1-||

This next workout is a variation of the previous. I've found that it helps to get your mind
used to playing scale patterns because it moves in that kind of flow.
E:-----------------------------------------6-7-8-9-9-8-7-6-------------------------------------||
B:---------------------------------5-6-7-8-----------------8-7-6-5-----------------------------||
G:-------------------------4-5-6-7--------------------------------7-6-5-4----------------------||
D:-----------------3-4-5-6------------------------------------------------6-5-4-3--------------||
A:---------2-3-4-5---------------------------------------------------------------5-4-3-2-------||
E:-1-2-3-4------------------------------------------------------------------------------4-3-2-1||

Here's the last of the boring ones!
E:------------------------------------2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2------------------------------------||
B:-----------------------------1-2-3-4---------------4-3-2-1-----------------------------||
G:----------------------2-3-4-5-----------------------------5-4-3-2----------------------||
D:---------------1-2-3-4-------------------------------------------4-3-2-1---------------||
A:--------2-3-4-5---------------------------------------------------------5-4-3-2--------||
E:-1-2-3-4-----------------------------------------------------------------------4-3-2-1-||

This can be tricky so play it slow! play all the 1's with your index finger, all the 2's with
your middle finger, all the 3's with your ring finger and all the 4's with your pinky.
E:----------------2-4-4-2-------------------------------1-3-3-1----------------||
B:-------------1-3-------3-1-------------------------2-4-------4-2-------------||
G:----------2-4-------------4-2-------------------1-3-------------3-1----------||
D:-------1-3-------------------3-1-------------2-4-------------------4-2-------||
A:----2-4-------------------------4-2-------1-3-------------------------3-1----||
E:-1-3-------------------------------3-1-2-4-------------------------------4-2-||


This workout is designed to help you with string skipping, using all four fingers and creating melodies over a rhythm without
having a lead guitarist. It srather long so it may be easier if you break it into parts as you go (ive added breaks to certain spots
to help you out). Again play all the 1's with your index finger, all the 2's with your middle finger, all the 3's with your ring
finger and all the 4's with your pinky
[0's indicate a string being played open].
E:------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------
B:------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------
G:----------------------------4---3---2-----------------||----------------------------4---3---1
D:--------3---------------3-------------------4---3---2-||--------3---------------3------------
A:----2-------4---3---2-------------------2-------------||----1-------4---3---1----------------
E:-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1--||-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-

E:------------------||------------------------------------------------------||-----------------
B:------------------||------------------------------------------------------||-----------------
G:------------------||----------------------------4---2---1-----------------||-----------------
D:--------4---3---1-||--------2---------------2-------------------4---2---1-||--------2--------
A:----1-------------||----1-------4---2---1-------------------1-------------||----1-------3---2
E:-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2--||-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3-0-3--||-0-4-0-4-0-4-0-4-

E:--------------------------------------||
B:--------------------------------------||
G:------------3---2---1-----------------||
D:--------2-------------------3---2---1-||
A:----1-------------------1-------------||
E:-0-4-0-4-0-4-0-4-0-4-0-4-0-4-0-4-0-4--||

This next workout is a little complicated and can be tricky for some... 1's played with index
finger, 2's played with middle finger, 3's played with ring finger and 4's played with
pinky.
E:--------------4--1--------------------------------------4-1----||
B:---------4---3----2---1-----------------------4-1------3---2---||
G:----4---3---2------3---2---1--------4-1------3---2----2-----3--||
D:---3---2---1--------4---3---2------3---2----2-----3--1-------4-||
A:--2---1------------------4---3----2-----3--1-------4-----------||
E:-1----------------------------4--1-------4---------------------||


That's all for now folks! enjoy!



Comments:

01
12.14.2007
  Notim

Hey thanks slinger,i have my own workouts but these are diffrent from mine,thanks!

02
12.14.2007
  Guitarslinger124

hehe...actually the first part of the 4th one is a riff in a song of mine called "annihilation". i was playing it and thought...well this is hard and would be good for practice!

03
12.15.2007
  Notim

lol i got some hard wierd fast ones i'll have to run a program to tab them kinda backwards open runs i think you'll enjoy,i'll see if i can get the program.I dont read notes or things just by ear so i can't tab them . but from my understanding of bpm it would be off the scale

04
12.17.2007
  Guitarslinger124

tab has nothing to do with what notes youre playing. all tab does is tell you where to play. but im lookin forward to seeing some of your stuff...

05
12.18.2007
  simon73

Now that got me thinking. Anyway nice lesson friend

06
01.05.2008
  chcrush27

Wow That hurts if your hands are uncoordinated

07
02.02.2008
  GuitarBoy666

Wow. I thought I was good at guitar.. Proved me wrong, that fourth one is freakin' hard : /

I have got some practicing to do..

08
10.17.2012
  GeorgeLynchLover

Thanks Dude. I need all the coordination help I can get! Haha. Rock on!

09
10.20.2012
  Guitarslinger124

Your welcome :)

10
10.22.2012
  Notim

once again gs outstanding !!!! it's why your a boss

11
11.09.2012
  klobchar

There's nothing simple in chromatic for beginners, I love all the exercises!



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