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Strength/speed exercises?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by cousinofmurloc, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. cousinofmurloc


    Feb 24, 2014
    Hey I've been playing for about 4 months and I know a bunch of songs but I was looking for a good exercise that will help me strengthen all my fingers along with speed and coordination. Any suggestions help. Thanks!
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    There are plenty of posts...I know I typed away on my share.
    Anyway, two things always seem to make their way into the discussion-
    1) Economy of motion (fingers close to the neck, fingers not flailing around; plucking fingers in a somewhat strict alternation between index/middle)
    2) Thinking fast

    4 months is not that long...BTW.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Search the TECHNIQUE Forum for...
    "How To Keep Fretting Fingers Close To The Neck"
  4. Mushroo


    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Get in a band with other like-minded musicians who want to play for hours and push each other to succeed.
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