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Fret-hand Coordination - Exercise 2

Sean Conklin 456 lessons

As I mention in the video, this is one of my favorite coordination exercises. It sounds pretty weird and boring, but it's not as easy as it sounds!

In this exercise, we're going to be using the same G Major scale notes as we used in the last lesson, however we're going to play them quite differently. Check out the first measure in the tab below. See how we play the same 2nd fret note seven times? Now, each time you play the note, you're going to be playing it with a different finger. The order will be as follows: index, middle, ring, pinky, ring, middle, index. So we have the same note played 7 times, each time played with a different finger. Then once you finish that measure, you'll repeat the same sequence with the next note of the G Major scale.

Once you have the exercise down while ascending, try the same pattern descending. So you'd start on the 12th fret going downward.

Have fun with this one! And be sure to play it to your friends and family over and over and over and over. I'm sure they'll love it...or something. :-)

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