This lesson is focused on learning a few basic exercises that can be practiced on a daily basis in order to develop better guitar technique. Three important technical areas are covered in this lesson, they are; stretching, co-ordination, and picking accuracy…
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Begin in example one by running through a stretch and expanded reach exercise that revolves around the grip of an “add 9” chord. The “add 9” is a large chord to play on the neck. It offers players increased stretching capabilities with a melodic sound.
In the second example, I introduce another stretch exercise with a scale stretch study. This one will help develop a large reach for better melodic control.
The third example is a string cross dexterity study that focuses on clarity.
The fourth exercise is an octave drill played in position.
The fifth study is another ‘in position’ finger development drill. The emphasis here is upon smooth movements performed between string sets within position.
EXAMPLE 6 and 7).
The sixth and seventh studies start to examine picking drills for improving your speed along with left to right hand co-ordination. The use of a metronome is stressed for the maximum development of technical skill.
The video contains an abundance of close up shots and additional tips for perfecting each technique.
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