Guitar Exercise – Finger Crab Walk
To improve your guitar playing you need to get your hands on some good guitar exercises that will help get your fingers play different patterns than what they are used to. Most guitar players get caught in a musical rut because they only play certain exercises that are repetitive and predictable. Although I always stress that the end result needs to be good music that sounds musical and not like scales or exercises, there is still a need to strengthen the fingers on a regular basis so you’ll be equiped to play at a decent standard.
The exercise above is a sort of a crab walk where you play to fingers then jump to the next string. When you get this one down, try swapping the order of the fingers e.g. 21 34 21 34 etc. I highly recommend after you have done some finger exercises, it is worthwhile playing some music. idon’t recommend finishing the day or musical practice session on finger exercises. It is important to get something back from the practice session, and that is MUSIC itself.
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