exercises

Whether you need to warm up for a gig, work on your speed and accuracy, or just want to work on your flexibility, the exercises below can help you reach your goals.

Guitar Exercises – Permutations 4

In this final lesson in the series we’ll look at three note permutations and an interesting way to practice them.

Because these groupings only contain three notes they result in just 6 possible permutations as you can see below.

Guitar Exercises – Permutations 3

In this lesson well start to explore three note groupings and exercises. They say three is the magic number, and I’d have to agree. I love the sound created when an odd rhythm (triplet) is played over an even rhythm (a 4/4 time signature). It produces a rhythmic tension which adds excitement to the music.

Guitar Exercises – Permutations 2

Below you can see all 24 possible permutations of the four notes. Practicing these will challenge both your fingers and your mind as you try to navigate your way through all the different groupings.

Guitar Exercises – Permutations 1

Guitar permutations are simply exercises designed to build dexterity and cooperation between the hands. I’ve often thought of them as tongue twisters for the fingers.

Guitar Exercises - Finger Streches

As we continue our series on guitar exercises we’re going to take a look at ways to increase the flexability of your fingers using stretches!

Strumming Patterns & Exercises

Guitar Instructor Steve Falter teaches you 7 basic strumming patterns and 3 exercises using quarter and eight notes. Learning these patterns will help learn new songs faster and easier.

Fretting Hand Exercise #2 - Beginner+ - Intermediate

In this 3 1/2 minute video, Guitar Teacher Steve Falter takes Fretting Hand Exercise #1 to the next level by bringing your 4th finger (pinky) into play. This will prepare you to learn scales, which is the foundation of learning to play lead solos.  

Fretting Hand Exercise #1

  In this 3 1/2 minute video, Guitar Teacher Steve Falter teaches you an exercise that will increase your finger strength, muscle memory, left-right hand coordination, accuracy and speed.  

Sweep Arpeggio Exercise

Here is an exercise that focuses on two main concepts:  Arpeggios and Sweep Picking.

An arpeggio can basically be thought of as a chord with it's respective notes played separately as opposed to all at once.   So, instead of strumming the notes together, each note is sounded individually.

String-Skipping Exercise

This is a short exercise that can be used as a "musical" way to work on string-skipping picking technique.   It's a classically-inspired lick that might remind some of something Steve Morse might play.