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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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A beginner / intermediate exercise I came up with

Here's a simple one for beginners and intermediate. I would say I'm intermediate and it's sort of like a 'tongue twister' that really works out the pinky, dexterity, memory, all that good stuff. Use all 4 fingers, bar two strings at frets 1 and 4 for every string transition, alternate picking, increase speed as you go. I tabbed it at fret 1 but do it all over the neck. And if you do this stuff in your sleep please don't laugh.



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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

Updated, I tabbed it wrong. The bar is played as two notes, not one.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

It is a nice exercise, but I personally still prefer the 1234-1234 exercise.
This exercise is also good but I think it only concentrate on rolling from one string to another. there are better exercise for this.

Nice share though.
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

Thanks. I was doing essentially a 1234 to practice alternate picking, which got too easy and wanted to find a way to make it more difficult. This one gets easy too but I'm still getting caught up sometimes if I lose focus and am going fast. I should look into other excersices as I'm self taught and have always had a lazy attitude or almost ADD when it comes to instruction or reading.
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

Try taking the 1234 exercise to the next level.

This is what I like to do across the strings and to all the frets downwards and revers

1) 1234
2) 1345
3) 1245
4) 1235

What this exercise does is stretch each finger individually, a great piece of warm up. In the beginning you can start at the 12th fret and move upwards.
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

You can also try this,

http://www.shredthisway.com/2009/09/...bly-least.html

I like to call it the "Spider Man Technique"
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

Ooh nice, I like those! The spider man will help with my loose finger movement. Thanks shred!
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

You're welcome Axel, I have a few more in the site, check it out
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

I've always liked this simple warm-up! It's still a great one, and after almost 30 years--I still use it and alternate versions of it to warm up.
I also like to alternate it by skipping strings.
Then, just keep moving up the fretboard with it, then back down.



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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Re: An intermediate exercise I came up with

I like to do every possible variation

1234
1243
1324
1342
1432
1423

2134
2143
2314
2341
2413
2431

3124
3142
3214
3241
3412
3421

4123
4132
4213
4231
4312
4321

Do them from low to high strings, from high to low strings, skipping strings, up and down the neck, etc.

It's one complete "set" when you go from low to high (E string, A string, D string, G string, B string, E string) and back. Mess up anywhere on a set and start the set over slower!!

So you do 1234 on the low E and then 1234 on the A string and then 1234 on the D string and so on up to the high E, then you go back down to the low E. That's one set.

Some of them will be easy. Some will be hard, and you'll be like "wtf why do I keep messing up?!" lol.
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