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Finger Picking Warm Up

Jason Thompson (164) · [archive]
Style: Classical · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

Here are some pieces to learn and warm up with. With this first piece you want to teach the right hand fingers some rhythm and accuracy. At the same time you want teach the left hand some strength, accuracy and discipline.
So on this piece you are looking to use your Index (I) and Middle (M) finger when playing across the strings. With your left hand you're learning to place each finger one at a time and learn how to use each finger individually.
So basically the fret pattern is I;M;R;P and respectively 1;2;3;4. Something to watch out for is when moving across the strings; moving from high e to B, for example, you want to bring the next finger, the Index, onto to the B first. Then Middle and so on. YOU DO NOT WANT TO LIFT ALL FINGERS AND THEN PLACE THEM ON THE NEXT STRING! This teaches really bad habit and should be avoided at all times. When you get to the high e again (shown in the 6th measure) you may continue the pattern by moving up another fret.
With the right hand you want to teach the Index and Middle rhythm and constant motion. I;M;I;M;I;M and so on.
Finger Picking Warm Up