#1
... Yeah... I'm not the greatest at chromatics. What are some exersizes that I can do to get better. My pinky could be whats behind it... oh well, please help
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#3
Well, what I am considering them as are basically this
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------1-2-3-4-4-3-2-1-----------------------------------------
|-------------------------------1-2-3-4---------------------4-3-2-1-------------------------------
|---------------------1-2-3-4------------------------------------------4-3-2-1--------------------
|-----------1-2-3-4--------------------------------------------------------------4-3-2-1----------
|-1-2-3-4-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4-3-2-1

AH i missed a string, but you get the picture
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#4
You're missing a few notes for the Chromatic Scale, which is what I use as exercise a lot.



e|-------------------------------------------------------------0-1-2-3-4
b|--------------------------------------------------1-2-3-4-------------
g|--------------------------------------0-1-2-3-4----------------------
d|-------------------------0-1-2-3-4-----------------------------------
a|------------0-1-2-3-4------------------------------------------------
e|-1-2-3-4--------------------------------------------------------------


That way you're hitting every single note on the way up. For some more exercise, do it on another fret, so you're fretting 5 notes per string instead of using an open string for one of them.
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Last edited by Ackj at Jan 4, 2007,
#5
what about going down the scale? that is where I have my main problems with my fingers getting there in time
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#6
Its the same thing going down, just in reverse


e|-4-3-2-1-0------------------------------------------------------------------
b|--------------4-3-2-1--------------------------------------------------------
g|-------------------------4-3-2-1-0------------------------------------------
d|-------------------------------------4-3-2-1-0------------------------------
a|---------------------------------------------------4-3-2-1-0----------------
e|----------------------------------------------------------------4-3-2-1------
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#7
awesome, thanks, anyway to help my pinky?
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#9
Try doing something like 1-2-3-4-3-2-1-2-3-4-3-2, etc, over and over all over the fretboard on different strings. I found that doing that as a regular part of my practice routine really strengthened my pinky and made it more independent of the rest of my fingers.
#10
Take it slow with a metronome..then slowly build up. You'll get there, just takes practice.
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#11
Tape your index and middle finger together and play that way.

You be forced to use your pinky then.

Just do it for a bit until you feel your pinky getting strong enough.
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#12
I don't know how everyone does the tab format, but...try these:

1 4 3 4 2 4 3 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 3 4 3 2 3 2 (try this w/o repositioning your fingers)
2 1 2 3 2 3 4 3 4 3 2 3
3 2 1 4 3 2

this should give you a fun time.
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#13
Make sure you're alternate picking! That will change the entire complexion of scales, timing is much different (and easier) once you get in the habit of always alternate picking.

Secondly, do that scale over and over again. Reaching far like that back and forth is an excellent way to get your hands in shape. Try doing it in sync with a metronome (google it)