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Picking Ex 2

Daniel February 13, 2021
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Introduction:

Exercises are actually one of the most effective aspects to learn on the guitar. They focus solely on building technique, which we can then apply to songs.

Here, we’re going to further develop your picking skills by learning the second exercise in Step One of The Ultimate Guitar Method.

The Video Lesson:

Practice Video:

Notes:

  • Make sure you use the index and ring fingers
  • Keep the index on 5th fret for the whole exercise
  • Try moving this around to various strings and frets on the guitar
  • If you’re having trouble with the finger-work, consider the fact that only one finger lifts off the guitar and then returns to starting position.
  • We would write this exercise as below:
E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|---5--7-------------|