Fretting Hand Exercise - 2 Minute Lesson.

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This is a great exercise to get all your fingers working. The hardest thing to do as a beginner is to keep all your fingers in place on the guitar. Keeping your fingers in place is really going to improve your guitar playing so really focus on this.


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In this exercise you want to keep a finger over each fret. 1st finger on the 2nd Fret, 2nd finger on the 3rd fret, 3rd finger on the 4th fret and the 4th finger on the 5th fret.

We refer to to the placement of the fingers as positions


Positions:

Again very rarely used in music books or tabs online, it is more commonly used in music for classical guitar.

Positions refer to where you place your fingers on the fretboard of the guitar. The Position is usually written in Roman Numerals above the music stave and refers to the placement of the first finger

I Position meaning: 1st finger on 1st Fret - 2nd Finger 2nd Fret - 3rd Finger on 3rd Fret and so on

II Position: 1st finger on 2nd fret - 2nd finger on 3rd fret and so on.


So this exercise is in 2nd position.

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Play this as slowly as you need. Playing it correctly is way more important than playing it fast. Speed comes with repetition so playing it correctly over and over at a slower tempo will get you there sooner.

 

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