Fingering

Speed Picking Exercise 1

Submitted by Kenny on Mon, 09/17/2007 - 22:45
Category
Guitars

Learning to speed pick can be quite difficult. Many guitarists do it different ways from circular picking to stiffening their arm and wrist. I recommend trying to keep your arm and wrist as loose as possible and let the movement come from the wrist. Try to minimize the range of motion.

Major Scale and Arpeggio - Shape 3

Submitted by Kenny on Wed, 09/12/2007 - 10:00
Category
Guitars

Illustrated in A Major

The Shape 3 Major Scale is an alternate moveable root-6 (meaning that the 6th string contains the root of the scale) major scale. This example is illustrated in A major and should be practiced in all available positions.

Major Scale Shape 3

Major Scale and Arpeggio - Shape 2

Submitted by Kenny on Wed, 09/12/2007 - 10:00
Category
Guitars

Illustrated in C Major

The Shape 2 Major Scale is a moveable root-5 (meaning that the 5th string contains the root of the scale) major scale. This example is illustrated in C major and should be practiced in all available positions.

Major Scale Shape 2

Major Scale and Arpeggio - Shape 1

Submitted by Kenny on Wed, 09/12/2007 - 09:59
Category
Guitars

Illustrated in G Major

The Shape 1 Major Scale is a moveable root-6 (meaning that the 6th string contains the root of the scale) major scale. This example is illustrated in G major and should be practiced in all available positions.

Major Scale Shape 1

Warm Up Exercises Part 2

Submitted by Kenny on Mon, 08/27/2007 - 22:25
Category
Guitars

I'm already adding Part 2 and, just as before, there will probably be more to come. If you missed the first part, you can find it here: Warm Up Exercises Part 1

Here are a few more patterns to practice for warming up.

Warm Up Exercises Part 1

Submitted by Kenny on Wed, 08/22/2007 - 21:39
Category
Guitars

I'm calling this post "Warm Up Exercises Part 1" because I suspect that I will come up with other warm up exercises later, so this will be the first installment. I'd like to share these because, while these are not difficult, challenging, or groundbreaking, had I known how to use them years ago, I would be a much better guitarist today.