#1
For the more experienced guitarists out there. What are exercises do you recommend for gaining control and accuracy? I've been doing the justin guitar finger gym, and spider exercises, very slow. What exercises did you do during your early guitar journey that you remember making a big difference.
#2
You already mentioned the two I would have suggested. String skipping exercises, trills and basic chord changes are all good as well. Of course playing songs slowly with an emphasis on finger accuracy is about the best thing you can do.
#3
Do bending excersises.

Start at high E string at 17, and move to 15, and bend 15 to get the same pitch as the 17th fret.


Learn vibrato

And just basically do everything slowly, then gradually speed up.
[Would help if you had a metronome]
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#4
Bending is usually overlooked.

Uhm, dynamics with the right hand - being able to play soft or loudly at will.
#5
Any of the left hand warm up exercises in Rock Discipline by John Petrucci.
Quote by Junior#1
Gilbert mutes with both hands. Palm muting and left hand muting. As for anchoring, he doesn't. He doesn't need to. After all, he's the creator of life, the universe, and everything.
#6
Quote by Ikonoklast
Bending is usually overlooked.

Uhm, dynamics with the right hand - being able to play soft or loudly at will.


+1. I failed to learn palm-muting when I first started and had to pick it up. It isn't that difficult but it is one of the most basic techniques that gets overlooked.