Speed Developer Exercise

Description: Play guitar faster with this printer friendly instructions for guitar playing speed-developer exercise.

1. Align 1st finger to 9th fret.
2. Allocate one finger per fret so that the 2nd finger takes care of the 10th fret, the 3rd finger the 11th fret and the 4th finger the 12th fret.
3.Play the following notes using the fingering pattern 1 2 3 4 3 2:

e----------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------9-10-11-12-11-10------
A-------------------9-10-11-12-11-10-----------------------
E--9-10-11-12-11-10----------------------------------------

e------------------------------------9-10-11-12-11-10------
B-------------------9-10-11-12-11-10-----------------------
G--9-10-11-12-11-10----------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------

e--8-9-10-11-10-9------------------------------------------
B-------------------8-9-10-11-10-9-------------------------
G------------------------------------8-9-10-11-10-9--------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------
D--8-9-10-11-10-9------------------------------------------
A-------------------8-9-10-11-10-9-------------------------
E-------------------------------------8-9-10-11-10-9-------

5. Move down another fret and repeat the whole exercise.
6. Continue working in this way down the fretboard one fret at a time until you have reached the first fret.
7. If pain or cramp sets in stop and relax your hand and start the exercise again a few minutes later.
8. Focus on accuracy: fingers just behind frets, even tone, connected (legato, not stacato) notes, rhythmic timing, strict up/down alternate picking.
9. This exercise done accurately and patiently will develop speed. Done quickly and carelessly it will simply waste time!

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