Still using slow analog picking techniques? This high speed finger workout will bring you into the digital age.
Left-hand fingering is based entirely around these Transposable Chord
The chord shapes should not
be held rigidly, rather each finger should hold down the note as it is required - you fingers will look rather like a spiders' legs running across the fretboard.
However, in the first 2 Bars (for example), the 4th string finger may be used as a anchor (not lifted).
Right-hand picking is very straight-forward :-
2 1 T 2 1 T 1 2 1 T 1 2 1 T 1 T | ... [ T=Thumb, 1=1st finger, 2=2nd finger ]
- Practice slowly to start, at a much slower Tempo, until your fingers can play completely relaxed
- Build up speed gradually.
- If you get any pain in your hands, stop immediately
There should be little or no pressure required in either hand when played correctly
- I would not recommend playing at speeds above 140 bpm for any length of time.