#1
Hi guys,

maybe you remember my post a few weeks back, where I asked what was next for me to learn? Well, I took action and started from scratch with JustinGuitar.com (I know all major and minor chords, I just didn't practice chord changes enough ) and so far I've reached stage 3.

So far, so good, however ...

There is this exercise in stage 3 that I just can't do:

http://justinguitar.com/en/BC-135-FingerWorkout.php

I've really tried it and even tried it starting on the 8th fret, but I just can't do it. Everything is fine on the first 3 strings, but then my ringfinger and pinky can't reach far enough anymore and I need to put my wrist in a weird angle to be able to play the notes (while still creating buzz on the higher strings...)

Then I found this exercise, which I thought might be a good alternative:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvR3h2f_2fk&feature=related

I can do this pretty well (I can reach all the way to the low e with every set of fingers). But I was wondering if it is necessary to try and do this exercise without muting any of the other strings? Will that come eventually or should I start practicing it from the start?

Any advice is welcome
#2
Start with Andy's exercises and then move on to Justin's. Soon enough, you will be able to do them without any trouble.
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Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
#3
Quote by Junior#1
Start with Andy's exercises and then move on to Justin's. Soon enough, you will be able to do them without any trouble.


Thanks for the fast reply

Should I worry about not muting the other strings yet? (which is only a problem with the ringfinger and the pinky)
#4
Absolutely. Good muting technique is essential to any guitarist.
Quote by Geldin
Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.