#1
Does anyone have any good exercises that will improve my speed and preformance for the guitar?
Im a begginer and im having trouple.

P.S. I suck at spelling.
#3
Running through scales is always a good idea. For example below is an A pentatonic scale. Take it slow then gradually increase speed.

EI-----------------------------------------5--8------------------------I
BI---------------------------------5--7--------------------------------I
GI-------------------------5--7----------------------------------------I
DI-----------------5--7------------------------------------------------I
AI----------5--7-------------------------------------------------------I
EI---5--8--------------------------------------------------------------I
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#4
EI-----------------------------------------5--8------------------------I
BI---------------------------------5--8--------------------------------I
GI-------------------------5--7----------------------------------------I
DI-----------------5--7------------------------------------------------I
AI----------5--7-------------------------------------------------------I
EI---5--8--------------------------------------------------------------I

I think that's what he meant. Anyways,

E--------------------------------------1-2---------------------------
B------------------------------1--2----------------------------------
G-----------------------1--2-----------------------------------------
D----------------1--2------------------------------------------------
A---------1--2-------------------------------------------------------
E--1-2---------------------------------------------------------------

First Play this with your First and second, then second and third, and then 3rd and fourth, it helps with Finger strength, and double pick it too, so you can get good double picking at same time. And Also:


E-------------------------------------------------------1-2-3-4------
B--------------------------------------------1-2-3-4-----------------
G---------------------------------1-2-3-4----------------------------
D----------------------1-2-3-4---------------------------------------
A------------1-2-3-4-------------------------------------------------
E-1-2-3-4------------------------------------------------------------
(obvioulsy do this up and down the neck and do it up the strings and back down.)

Do this at a slow tempo at first, until the syncronization of your picking hand and your fretting hand are perfect, then increase speed. And if you dont have one already, but a metronome.

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#5
Quote by Monkey36
EI-----------------------------------------5--8------------------------I
BI---------------------------------5--8--------------------------------I
GI-------------------------5--7----------------------------------------I
DI-----------------5--7------------------------------------------------I
AI----------5--7-------------------------------------------------------I
EI---5--8--------------------------------------------------------------I

I think that's what he meant. Anyways,

E--------------------------------------1-2---------------------------
B------------------------------1--2----------------------------------
G-----------------------1--2-----------------------------------------
D----------------1--2------------------------------------------------
A---------1--2-------------------------------------------------------
E--1-2---------------------------------------------------------------

First Play this with your First and second, then second and third, and then 3rd and fourth, it helps with Finger strength, and double pick it too, so you can get good double picking at same time. And Also:


E-------------------------------------------------------1-2-3-4------
B--------------------------------------------1-2-3-4-----------------
G---------------------------------1-2-3-4----------------------------
D----------------------1-2-3-4---------------------------------------
A------------1-2-3-4-------------------------------------------------
E-1-2-3-4------------------------------------------------------------
(obvioulsy do this up and down the neck and do it up the strings and back down.)

Do this at a slow tempo at first, until the syncronization of your picking hand and your fretting hand are perfect, then increase speed. And if you dont have one already, but a metronome.

Just a Few Tricks For ya


Yea your right, my mistake. The heat must be getting to me.
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#6
I do the scale excersices the most. The hopscoth technique it good because it increases speed, accuracy, alternate picking(you should try and pick this up as soon as possible) and helps breaking out of the box shapes and using the rest of the fretboard.

Here the link toHopscotch method you can watch the video or read the lesson. Both = good
Last edited by Sadam at Aug 1, 2006,
#7
You can try doing variations on the normal 1-2-3-4 exercises such as this one

E-------------------------------------------------------1-3-2-4------
B--------------------------------------------1-3-2-4-----------------
G---------------------------------1-3-2-4----------------------------
D----------------------1-3-2-4---------------------------------------
A------------1-3-2-4-------------------------------------------------
E-1-3-2-4------------------------------------------------------------
#8
I posted this in another thread:


If you do this one correctly you should feel it in your palm. When it starts to hurt stop and take a rest.

E|-1-2-1-3-1-4-2-3-2-4-3-4-1-2-3

You should see the pattern. It's 1, 2, 1, 3, 1, 4 ... then 2, 3, 2, 4 .. then 3, 4 and then finally 1, 2, 3

Repeat for all strings.

There are a couple of VERY important rules to follow when you do this one. If you don't follow them you're not doing it properly.

1) Your thumb must be in the "correct" position at the back, center of the neck at all times. You can not wrap your thumb around.

2) Your 1st finger must always be fretting 1st fret. Do not lift it, ever.

3) When you start fretting 2nd fret to do 2, 3, 2,4 don't lift your 2nd finger either. So at that point in time both 1st and 2nd finger will be pressing down. And then when you do 3, 4 your 3 fingers will be pressing down. I hope this makes sense.

And that's it. Just keep repeating it for all strings 6 strings up and down and keep at it as long as you can. It will build your strength and if you're doing it right you should start to feel it after a while.

Edit: Rule #4 - almost forgot - you should also be alternate picking. This excersise has the double benefit of also building up your alternate picking technique.


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#9
ya the 1-2-3-4 trick works quite will. Just sit down and watch tv and do that. Start slow then go faster. Youre going to fast if its not perfectly clear and smooth. So go up the 6 strings then down and move up a fret (2-3-4-5) and go up the strings etc.
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#10
E-------------------------------------------------------------5-----5-7-9-
B-------------------------------------------------5----5-7-9--9-7--------
G------------------------------------5----5-7-9--9-7--------------------
D-----------------------5----5-7-9--9-7----------------------------------
A---------5-----5-7-9--9-7-----------------------------------------------
E--5-7-9--9-7-------------------------------------------------------------


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