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# IG Santa's Christmas Knuckle Busters

Instructor: Richard Lundmark
Topic: Exercises
Style: Holiday
• Instructor: Richard Lundmark Level: Beginner Topic: Exercises Style: Holiday

Excerpt: Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Guitar Slingers! Welcome to the Infinite Guitar Santa's Christmas Knuckle Busters! In this tutorial we will look at some exercises to help you with both right/left hand coordination, but also with mind/hand coordination. It will range from Entry Elf-level stuff to Grinch-ridiculous! In this first example we have the tried and true coordin...

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• Instructor: Richard Lundmark Level: Intermediate Topic: Exercises Style: Holiday

Excerpt: This part is for those of you Elves that have graduated primary school and are ready to move on to Elf college! Here it gets a little more tricky. The example below is a very simple 3-note per string pattern that follows the logic of the previous 4-note pattern. However, once you've learned using fingers 1-2-3, you should try to play it using only fingers 2...

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• Instructor: Richard Lundmark Level: Intermediate Topic: Exercises Style: Holiday

Excerpt: Okay! For those of you Elves that have passed the previous example, it's time to advance to the level of Gnome! You should all be familiar with the standard A minor (Aeolian) scale by now, so what we will do here is play that in various intervallic sequences. We'll start out with the most common one: thirds. This entails going up to the third scale note fro...

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• Instructor: Richard Lundmark Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Holiday

Excerpt: Ahh, the Grinch, the furry little green devil of Christmas that just won't leave us alone! But, in the spirit of his genial personality and insanity, I've devised a special treat for all you Grinches out there. If you've studied any of my tutorials, you're sure to have come across me rambling on and on about the importance of timing and alteration as a ke...

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• Instructor: Richard Lundmark Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Holiday

Excerpt: Here is a backing track where you'll hear the triplet rhythm pattern from the Grinch example, now looped. You can play along with this to make sure you are keeping the rhythm and then try it over any pattern or sequence you might know. Then, you should try making your own examples using different rhythms. Have fun!

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