# Finger Independence

The following are what I do that really gives each individual finger a workout, while also working on your stretching and string skipping skills.

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Well, after a significant break from playing guitar, I've been practicing a lot with the ol' axe lately. One thing in particular stood out to me as I've been trying to get back into shapethings were proceeding slower than they normally would. And then I remembered what I used to do that sped up the process by a factor of ten. Finger Independence exercises. The following are what I do that really gives each individual finger a workout, while also working on your stretching and string skipping skills. To start off with, take a finger pair and set it on the high E-string on the fifth fret. Your two remaining fingers should find a resting spot on the D-string. It'll look something like this:
```E--------5,8---------------|
B--------------------------|
D--------6,7---------------|
A--------------------------|
E--------------------------|```

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This lesson is really confusing and although you might know what you are talking about, you don't really convey it well. Also you refer to a second figure which isn't there so the (5 7 5 7, 5 6 5 6, etc.) is unclear. What 'finger pairs'? It would be easier to just say index on 5th fret high E, pinky 8th fret high E, etc instead of assuming we know what pair of fingers to use. I also don't see how this increases the independence of all your fingers if you are just moving your pinky? Sorry to be so harsh, because I'll bet this is a good exercise and you are trying to help others out, but it is just too confusing.
i agree with what is being said by herrmagnum.. its not conveyed well, youre tab could at least show the progression of the exercise, not to mention you left the G string completely out. :s i believe i know what youre saying and ill probably give it a try as it looks like a good idea, but its not goin to work if noone else gets it.
I dont understand what you're saying here, which is a shame because it sounds a very interesting topic =/