Left Hand Exercises

First, learn this pattern below by playing each fretted note with the index finger only, then the middle finger only, then the ring finger, and finally the little finger. When you reach the top, go back down the neck.

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After you have done the exercise one finger at a time, play this exercise using a different finger for each fret as indicated below.

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Give this one a try and remember to implement the basics you learned in the text and exercises above. Remember to come back down the neck for additional exercise.

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Now try this descending G scale pattern. It drops four notes and then does it again starting from the next note down the scale. Remember: accuracy, not speed!

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Now play it going up. Do you have it memorized? Just checking!

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Now lets try the same pattern on the second, third, and fourth strings.

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Now try these chord arpeggios to learn and exercise these postions better. Be sure to use the correct left-hand fingers.

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