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Part 7 - Extended Picking Rotations

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 7 - Extended Picking Rotations

Additional patterns to focus on the 3rd and 4th fingers.

Part 6 - Speeding Up

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 6 - speeding up

Speed is funny in that it's simply a case of developing a set of motor skills, and anyone, barring impairment, can develop phenomenal speed on the guitar. There will always be the YouTube videos of amazing 12 year old guitarists burning through scales to humble us into practicing just that bit harder.

Part 5 - Right Hand Picking Rotations

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 5 - Right Hand Picking Rotations

Follow along with Exercises 7c-7h to complete the ecomony picking set.

Part 4 - Left Hand Picking Rotations

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 4 - Left Hand Picking

Rotations It is a difficult thing to explain in words, but the form of your picking hand is crucial. Follow along to learn proper form.

Part 3 - Economy Picking

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 3 - Economy Picking

The exercises in this section are some of the most useful ideas I've ever seen, and many of the ideas in the following chapters are derived from this useful, efficient system.

Part 2 - 4th Finger Strength

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 2 - 4th Finger Strength

The following idea was given to me as a warm up exercise when I was about 13 years old. I’ve never been one to cling to old material, but this workout for your 3rd and 4th finger is golden. Whenever I have taken a break from guitar for a while, this is one of the first exercises I come back to.

Part 1 - Picking and Finger Independence

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 1 - Picking and Finger Independence.

Exercises designed to target the weaknesses between any possible finger combinations on the fretboard, with the aim of building strength and control.

77 Picking Exercises for Modern Guitar - Introduction

welcome to '77 Picking Exercises for Modern Guitar' - 

These exercises really work, employing melodic fragments that are immediately useful. We focus on coordination between the picking hand and the fret hand and give you the skills you need to express yourself fully.

If you like what you see here, be sure to try the full series here

How To Play Classical Guitar And Put Your Skills To The Test With This Etude

It’s time to really put your tremolo to the test with this etude!

How To Play The Guitar If You Have Big Hands, Small Hands, Long Fingers Or Short Fingers?

“My fingers are fat so I’ll never be able to do this” or “I wish my hands were smaller so I could play faster”.

Let me say this – It doesn’t matter what size or hands are or if your fingers look like sausage links.