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. Get in a band with other like-minded musicians who want to play for hours and push each other to succeed.