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Double 1-2-3-4 Finger Exercises
This finger exercise employs all eighth notes that uses alternate picking to help you build coordination between the right and left hands. Begin on the seventh fret on the sixth string, with your first finger. Pick the note twice with a down-up picking pattern. This repeats on the eighth fret with your second finger and the ninth fret with your third finger, and then the tenth fret with your fourth finger. Repeat this pattern on each string working your way up to the first string. When you get there move back to the second string and work your way back down to the sixth string playing the same 1 2 3 4 pattern.
The second half of this exercise is a 4 3 2 1 shape starting on the tenth fret on the sixth string. Play the tenth fret with your fourth finger, the ninth fret with your third finger, the eighth fret with your second finger, and the seventh fret with your first finger. Play this pattern working your way up to the first string, when you get to the first string move back to the second string and repeat the pattern woking your way to the sixth string again. The exercise ends on the seventh fret on the sixth string. Once you are comfortable with playing along with the video, try the exercise with the backing track that does not have guitar on it to improve your tone and technique
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