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Guitar Folders And Frames (#1)
Now, as I promise, the exercise.
I will post an interesting exercise at the end of all my lessons. The exercise for this week is the first of what I call the "breaking hand" exercises.
By the way, always(as a recommendation) use a metronome. The use of the metronome is very difficult to teach. I, know, sometimes the TIC-TAC turns you crazy, but I think it is a good practice. if you don't have one, download it from the net. There are plenty metronomes as freeware and they work pretty well.
Start slowly. Remember, it is always better to play slow and accurate, than fast without accuracy.
Play the exercise taking care of the note's length and using alternate picking (use the pick and play the string down-up-down-up-...)
The TAB shows the first of three exercises. In all the exercises presented, use your four fingers, without slides. This means, for the first exercise, you will leave a fret between your index and middle finger.
Play the first exercise down to the 1st fret and upward. Then continue with the second exercise (next page) and the third one.
Take it easy, because this will stretch your hand. If you feel pain, stop and relax. If you can't play the exercise up to the first fret, end it at fret five or seven. Good luck and see you on my next lesson...