Exercises Lessons

This section is dedicated to lessons on exercises to increase you knowledge of the fret board, as well as speed and finger dexterity.

Basic Guitar Knowledge

Basic Guitar Knowledge

This lesson covers the parts of the acoustic and electric guitar, tuning, proper right and left hand technique, and a simple exercise to get your fingers moving and practice proper technique.  It is normal to find this exercise difficult at first.  It is OK to move forward with the lessons after practicing this exercise for a few days even if you do not have it mastered.  It is a work in progress.
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Introducing the Metronome

Introducing the Metronome

This lesson will show you a free online metronome and how to use it in your practice routine.
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Chord Exercises

Chord Exercises

This lesson will give you a couple exercises that will help you with chord fingerings.
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Major Scale in Thirds

Major Scale in Thirds

In this lesson you will learn how to play the major scale in 3rds. This is a great exercise to help with fingering and right hand picking.
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Finger Exercises

Finger Exercises

This lesson introduces several finger exercises to help improve, finger independence, muscle memory, and finger dexterity. Don't get discouraged if you can't get this one right away! It is meant to be tough.
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Building Chops

Building Chops

In this lesson we will work on building your pentatonic minor chops with a few exercises.
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The Bends

The Bends

This lesson will cover an exercise that helps improve your bending techniques. The exercise uses the Pentatonic Minor scale as a base.
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Blues Scale Chops

Blues Scale Chops

In this lesson we will apply the blues scale to a couple chop building exercises.
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Pentatonic Major Chops Exercise

Pentatonic Major Chops Exercise

In this lesson we will learn a few exercises that will help build your chops and get more familiar with the Pentatonic Major Scale.
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Killer Scale and Arpeggio Exercise

Killer Scale and Arpeggio Exercise

In this lesson we will learn a scale/arpeggio combo exercise that will be a great finger and picking exercise.
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Dorian Mode Chops Exercises

Dorian Mode Chops Exercises

In this lesson we will learn a few exercises to build your chops and overall familiarity with the Dorian mode.
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Phrygian Mode Chops Exercises

Phrygian Mode Chops Exercises

In this lesson we will learn two exercises to get familiar with the Phrygian fingering.
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Lydian Mode Chops Exercises

Lydian Mode Chops Exercises

In this lesson we will learn two exercises to get familiar with the Lydian fingering.
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Locrian Mode Chops Exercises

Locrian Mode Chops Exercises

In this lesson we will learn and practice a few Locrian Mode exercises.
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Single String Harmonizing

Single String Harmonizing

In this lesson we will learn how to build triad chords of the major scale on one string.
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Legato Exercises

Legato Exercises

In this lesson we will learn about Legato and several legato finger exercises. Legato indicates that musical notes are played smoothly and connected. The player transitions from note to note with no intervening silence.
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Legato in C Dorian

Legato in C Dorian

In this lesson we will cover Legato exercise in C Dorian.
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Pedal Tones

Pedal Tones

In this lesson we will learn about pedal tones and present a few examples.
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Combining Legato and Pedal Tones

Combining Legato and Pedal Tones

In this lesson we will learn a few ways to incorporate both legato and pedal tone techniques into a few licks and exercises.
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Daily Scale and Mode Workout

Daily Scale and Mode Workout

In this lesson we will discuss how to practice your scales and modes on a daily basis
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Right Hand Exercise

Right Hand Exercise

In this lesson we will cover an exercise that works on the picking skills of the right hand. Great for all players, especially those that want to work on speed and accuracy.
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Left Hand Exercise

Left Hand Exercise

In this lesson we will cover an exercise that works on the strength, dexterity, and independence of the left hand or fret hand.
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Left And Right Hand Sync

Left And Right Hand Sync

In this lesson we will cover an exercise that combines both the right and left hand
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