#1
I'm sick of trying to play songs and I get half way and i'm like I can't keep up with this. So i'm going to finally start doing some finger exercise to build my chops. I made one up today based on the C Major scale and incorporates some basic string skipping. What other exercises would be good for me to do?


Track 1
     |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|           
     S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S           
E||--4-6-8-------------------------------------------||
B||--------------4-6-7-------------------------------||
G||--------3-5-6-------------3-5-6-------------------||
D||--------------------3-4-6-------------3-4-6-------||
A||--------------------------------3-4-6-------------||
E||--------------------------------------------4-6-8-||


I generally increase the tempo by about 3 each time.

i'm currently at 56bpm and play it clean.
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#2
start with the open low E then hit the first fret, 2nd, 3rd, 4th....move down to the next string A and continue on all strings. use alternate picking and then do it in reverse. this will help with finger strength
#3
that is not C Major
there's a G# A# C A# C C# D# F F# etc.

i think you mean C# Major which is everything sharp (but B#=C and E#=F)
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#5
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that is not C Major
there's a G# A# C A# C C# D# F F# etc.

i think you mean C# Major which is everything sharp (but B#=C and E#=F)

Well I made it in guitar pro :P must have clicked C# not C ohwell :P

@sowhat yea the chromatic scale. It's good but bores me so much, I'll try some variations of it.

@bootyguard - as if i havnt already taken that advice :P
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#6
^hahahha kidding no actually watch petruccis rock discipline video you can find it on youtube and has some good string skipping and finger stretching exercises. theres also a tab i think of it on UG as well as one for marty friedman with 99 secret lead exercises. other than that just practice chromatics and invent fun string skipping and scales. and if theres a really hard part in a song you can take that modify the form and use it as a exercise.

trust me man i can't shred or anything either but when i saw that video i just had to. :P

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