These guitar exercises will help you improve your guitar skills. The best guitarists practice daily. If you practice these exercises regularly, you will notice an improvement in your speed, accuracy, and muscle memory.

Ex-012 Fretting Combinations Exercise Set 3

April 4, 2016

This is the third of eight sets of chromatic exercises.  It is a continuation of Ex-009 Fretting Combinations Chromatic Exercise Set 2.  It continues to work your fretting hand, but with new combinations.   This exercise […]

Ex-010 Alternate Picking Exercise

February 19, 2016

Practice switching strings while alternate picking with this exercise.  When practicing alternate picking, most people can quickly learn the basic motions (down, up, down, etc).  The hard part comes when you switch strings and skip strings.  This exercise […]

Ex-007 Fretting Combinations Exercise Set

January 21, 2016

The object of these exercises is to work on your fretting hand combinations over all 6 strings.  Each exercise in the set of 6 varies slightly from the previous one. All of the exercises below […]

Ex-006 Simple Chord Change Exercise

December 24, 2015

This is a simple exercise that you can do for about 1 minute. It can easily be fit into anyone’s practice or warmup schedule.  You will need a metronome and two chords that will challenge […]

Ex-005 Fretting Combinations Exercise 2

December 20, 2015

This exercise expands on the Fretting Combinations exercise. This exercise will train both your fretting hand and your picking hand by playing all the fretting combinations and all the picking combinations. The picking combinations are […]

Ex-004 Fretting Combinations Exercise 1

December 20, 2015

The goal of this exercise is to improve the speed of your fingers when playing on a single string in a given fretboard position.  The example below shows the 6th string in 1st position. Place […]

Ex-003 Finger Strength Exercise

December 20, 2015

This exercise has three steps and can be done on any string and in all fretboard positions Step 1 – Place all four fingers on adjacent frets of a string. Step 2 – Lift two […]

Ex-002 Alternate Picking Exercise

December 20, 2015

The goal of this exercise is to improve the speed and accuracy of your alternate picking. Go slow enough to play it perfectly before increasing the speed. The following picking combination should be used: d, […]

Ex-001 Fretting Hand Exercise

December 20, 2015

The goal of this exercise is to make each finger on your fretting hand as smooth and independent as possible. The fingers of the hand do not move equally well. This exercise helps you overcome […]