Since you are working your way up the neck of the guitar with this one, it actually gets easier. 5 0 obj That means using quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes and gradually increasing the BPM on your metronome (I recommend increments of 5 BPM). Guitar Finger Stretching Exercise #2 – The Spider (Video Guitar Lesson 2 of 3) You can do the next exercise on any set of 2 adjacent strings. Also, these exercises will help you with your rhythmic timing. This exercise is trickier but if played correctly you will have TOTAL control over your guitar playing. It is one of the best exercises for developing both the independence and synchronization of movements of the left-hand fingers. 606 This is a sweep picking exercise with numerous steps back to a previous string. Therefore, the numbers in the tab in this book are telling you which finger to use. 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Exercise 5 is what I call a modified sweep picking exercise. 4 0 obj �qC�n"��hz�Y~�8���Ġv�T�qL�}n02�����vo�����{~����������'�R�b�o+F��H���zk�Y�F�F�QL�u5��y*F���Y��Pd��>Cv\��IR0 CU�`zѺ�����_��5F��Ϲ��>��X�2�c$���0\U���޳�\q�F0��A�Cv�1L�����,�Pn�>vb�e���~�����ٜ��⋸�|s�� The Spider Walk exercise is one of the most challenging finger studies known to guitar players. /ImageMask true endstream Make sure that you pull down on each note with authority, the same goes for when you hammer on. Once you’ve played across to the 1st string, the pattern reverses and descends back to the 6th string. In this episode of Fret Dojo TV, I show you how to the infamous spider exercise on guitar, one of the best left hand technique builders I’ve come across. *Λ.����?��>��EQ���ң�_~��}��*U})���>ݷ{8��3��+f��nZ����O̔����j����)�]9�.Rr/6�O͖A or below on smaller screens. This method also helps build better knowledge of the use of harmony and theory through applied application. < 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar was designed for my students. Guitar Spider Exercises. endobj Players often describe an uncontrollable feeling that their fingers are “flying up” off of the fretboard. Exercise 1. ���� JFIF �� C It looks like this: you go to play a note on the guitar with one finger, and fingers that were not needed follow it. Guitar finger exercises have the same principle. endobj It’s not an easy technique to master (anything worth going for in life usually isn’t easy!) endobj You then remove that finger, and fingers that were not involved in the movement seem to move as well. This exercise comes from one of the most popular books for the classical guitar: Pumping Nylon by American guitarist Scott Tennant.It’s a great reference/exercise book with short memorable exercises for warm ups or technique correction. Lesson of the week: “The Spider” Left Hand Finger Independence and Stretch Exercise. In this lesson you will learn a guitar finger dexterity exercised called Spider Exercise 1. It is written in the key of G Major. Keep in mind that going fast is not as important with these drills. Practice the progression below. 3 0 obj endobj ] >> stream 8 0 obj http://www.texasbluesalley.com - Demonstrating some spider exercises I did all the time as I was learning to play guitar. You may start walking before you graduate to a jog. Learn &Master Guitar “It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.” ~ J.S. This simple but powerful warm-up exercise will help your fingers develop strength and proper orientation to the neck and fretboard of the guitar. 9 0 obj September 7, 2008 By Lee 14 Comments. Another possible warm up exercise is the so-called spider. This is probably the first exercise that anyone should learn! Now this exercise benefits both the right and left hands but the focus in the start is really going to be on your fretting hand. <> &��?��@�m̌�% B0��i��d(eН �A���}�����w���޿����{��K�����_��������������Fk������������������׏���������u���������7���-~������������?sQ������?���������������_�?��{����_������׵���/��5������DGȐ@�X�3a��R �r�0� �5P��J��#��� m0I>(�:�Ha��!��.F4�Z���ǖ6!�B��2 ��n�m�)��r����$�C�����c�G@����=�)q�w0y�� �� 5@@�h+~�˔��7踥JI!8�����(m�_�`d?�f.le�xZd�3�ZA��lN�h{u��Ѱ�տfp����F�ڣ��`����bR$������p��3� ~Q�C�C)�d�OЉ��V�ḥ��"��h����Hi�^*t�f�h�E���z�kɘ$ Blog Home About Faq's Welcome NEXT LESSON —> RETURN TO LEVEL 2 (PRACTITIONER) LEVEL. The spider exercise comes in a few different forms but they are all based on the same thing. The idea is that each episode deals with a different aspect of guitar fitness- an exercise, a technique etc. 8 "Spider" Guitar Warm Up Exercises by Diego Ruiz 1/9 = 60 Standard tuning 1 Ex.1 - METRON.CLICK: 60-90-120-150 1 43 23 21 4 1 43 23 21 4 3 1 43 23 21 41 43 23 21 4 1 43 23 21 4 6 Ex.1 b 1 43 23 21 4 1 43 23 21 4 8 1 43 23 21 41 43 23 21 4 1 43 23 21 4. Warm up exercise 6 This is really a left hand finger-strength exercise that can be used in the end of the warm up part of you exercise. 354 Free guitar PDF's. You could reverse the direction and come back down as well. The first exercise is a spider exercise alternating between the 1st/3rd fingers and 2nd/4th fingers. Hold yourself accountable for the best tone you can get out of each and every note in the exercise. View Tab on Fretboard View and Playback Chords in Tab. Use the supplied Guitar Pro files to get the most out of all of these exercises. What we’re after is mindful, rather than mindless repetition. Strumming Speed (fastest) Whatever versions you use, they are great for building dexterity, synchronisation and speed, in fact they are just all round useful for improving your guitar technique. �/7lk?���d��Fv#� �m��R�G����±�߼�p� ���q9M�m�-A����h���{����ۙ6Q�z�˟7�S��l~�}(�Wҏ����U/Q{8��߹��7�.|/޳{8���~UNq��UWIj���o�χ!����` 1�u�e��s+�1K���b�%^Z� ����������"��B� � $�h��=9��:�)�#o8�ڋZ�Ye����Y�6�{kP�8���m\�? endstream The spider exercises are one of my favorites. ��$xu��"SR��RM�>��F�jMR��h����H�1��֩[^�8G�C�(ԉ�W�[��B���k��:v�8F±�t�� The spider exercise is a valuable exercise for every guitarist. These are the things that you should be practicing to improve your technique. Exercise 5. See, this book would be way too big if I tried to write out every single position that you could play this exercise in. This is particularly good for crossover students looking to boost their classical technique fast. 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In my Complete Beginner Guitar Course, I have more exercises to help you master control in both the fretting hand and picking hand. It’s one of those exercises that is very efficient to practice as it works on a lot of aspects of left hand technique simultaneously. Spider exercises are a great way to develop finger independence, which as you guitarists know, is essential for speed and clarity. The final exercise breaks from the chromatic lines of exercises 1-4, by playing each position in the order of pointer, ring, middle, pinky (1/3/2/4). �w��!�}u:1�B���E�`h�[-�9.� f柀Wa���ø�1�����1�F~ �����4ax�U��+ez �f�0Znk���> �\zq���_�����. �}����#K���,{0��y This lesson also provides some useful guidelines for an effective alternate picking practice. �r�� This is to increase coordination between the left and right hands and build direction changing reaction time. x��Y�� DY�����T*a endobj The exercises should be taken round the keys – but d on’t write them out and learn them by rote. 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