Welcome to GMC Danilo - thanks for the exercise, I remember doing this one a long time ago!
I would like to add something for our beginners who are practicing this: While you are at it, think about using alternate picking (up, down, up, down with the pick - no exception). I believe it is important to work this into you muscle memory in the beginning while playing slowly!
hmmm, Looks interesting, Bet it's very useful!
This is very useful indeed
Yeah Kris you are right about the picking (up-down) but I prefer focusing the mind on the left hand...don't worry, some tricky right hand exercises will come...
Very useful stuff my friend
Hi Joe, thanks you!!
Very useful and helpful lesson!!
Great lesson for beginners. I think it should be practiced with both all down picking and also alternate picking to improve in both areas
Welcome to GMC
By the way - it is great to have lessons focusing on very easy beginner material...we need more of it! Thanks Danilo!
Yeah Kris, two new lessons are coming soon...but there is no up-stroke in those exercise...ha ha!!
Don't you worry folks, the up-stroke will come as soon as possible! Thanks for looking with a critic eye my lessons, that will improve me!
This is very useful for the absolute beginners. Nice first lesson Danilo man. Keep rockin!
Nice first lesson Danilo,welcome to GMC!
Thanks Ivan and Muris, you guys rocks.
Great exercise, and welcome to GMC
Great exercises and first lesson Danilo!
Good exercise, thanks!
Great first lesson! Good job Danilo!
great exercise Danilo
Thank you guys!
Great job, I do a variation of this every time I play as a warm up exercise, it's great for finger control and strength! This kind of lesson was just what I was talking about in my post a week or so ago about GMC needing more beginner lessons. This is great for beginners and beyond.
Looks like a preety usefull exercise.. gonna add it to my warm up routine
this looks very useful.
awesome lesson my friend !!! looks good
Those are great exercizes! Great Lesson!
Great lesson, especially for a first! Glad to have you on board.
Also, what guitar is that? Looks awesome!!
Glad to hear you guys, I hope those exercise will help you as a warm up session.
Thank you RobM!!
Hello Ayen...she's a Music Man John Petrucci model Mystic Dream with piezo.
This is useful stuff. great and welcome
good exercise Danilo ,, and welcome first lesson
great.. thankyou for the exercise
Thank you guys.
Cool, very useful
boring,,but deff useful
Space invaders exercise, one of my favorite
Great first lesson, welcome Danilo
Thank you Dejan!
good lesson....welcome to GMC
Thank you again Nemanja.
great lesson danilo!!!
Thank you Carlos!
my third and ma last finger are always moving at the same thing....
great lesson, I have to practice this!!!
Keep on practice thund3r666!!
Wow, I can't belive I didn't see this lesson untill now. Definetly really useful, and not only for the absolute beginner, han control is something I think everybody can improve on, even super fast shredders.
just a question
practice each of the lessons for 10 minutes each or all of them together for 10 minutes?
Just practice 1 lesson per day, ten minutes are enough for me, play as much as you want, but don't hurt yourself! Bye bye
I' a beginner!!! Thanks for this exercise.. is very , very, very useful!
Thank you Luciana, you are welcome!
dude this helps so much. I am learning to play panama by van halen and before this exercise i had a tough time to switch between the fast chords. This exercise helped build my pinky accuracy...thank you Danilo!
This lesson is HARD! My left-hand coordination is obviously less than great. My brain goes tilt like 3-4 times every descent/ascent on the board. And that's only moving one finger at a time. My biggest problem is the ring- and pinkyfinger. They seem to have a life of their own, or actually a life together since I many times manage to move them both instead of separately. REALLY HARD, I tell you.
So glad to hear you sigma7, keep on practice!
Don't hurt yourself Johnny!! I know, ring and pinky are married...but with good exercises and constancy you'll make them divorced...
great lesson danilo, thx
just one question to it, is it important to keep the fingers on the fretboard or can i remove them also ? i have probs keeping them on the fretboard while moving the others, especially 3rd and pinky
thx for your answer
Hello! The fingers have to keep on the fretboard, I know the ring and pincky are little bit stupid, but practice with constancy and they'll work nice! Send me a mail if you need help! Bye
Very useful video for a complete novice like me. My biggest challenge is not catching the string next to the one I am pushing down, especially with my pinkie finger.
Thank you Danilo,
I was just covering the basics this morning just to be sure and while working on 5th video I noticed a finger independence problem after all these years of guitar playing.
I've been working on this problem for about 4 hours now and thanks to you I managed to slay this hidden monster!
Thank you again.
It s kinda amazing...in video4,5 is so tricky My brain is overchallenged with that! It is like it only knows one command for two fingers This sounds strange
This was an eye opener. I consider myself a lower intermediate and I can play sequential scales pretty fast but can't get two fingers to move together at the same time. I think I have found a gap in my training. Thanks!
Thanks for the lesson Danilo. I've been playing now and then for some time but not in strict training program and may have developed some bad habits. Though i've a problem and wondering about it.
For example at exercise 1 in order to play the on the E low string with my pinkie while having my fingers "stuck" on fretboard i have to angle my wrist at nearly 90o degrees which results into some pain incoming. That's needed so the A string is not "muted" by the finger side. I have relative short fingers and was just wondering if it's something that gets fixed by practice. Thank you
Thanks Danilo...this has really shown how married my fingers still are! Need to practice this often.
Hey Danilo ! I'm experiencing a weak pinky-finger, so this is a very good series for me !
I love your exercises man they help me so much to improve my guitar playing. When I do your exercises I wander from the 1st fret till i reach the 12th fret with my pinky and then I wander back to the first fret again. I do that with most of your lessons. At first it wasn't that easy but now it works so fluently
Hi Danilo! Very nice lesson!
I guess I’m in the same situation of most GMCers of this topic.
I have just done my first efforts on a video and when a watched it, I found a severe “finger dependence” problem that worried me so much!
I uploaded the video on the forum:
I hope the lessons “Finger Independence” and “Hands Synchronization” help me. I’m practicing a lot.
All of Danilo's lessons helped me tremendously in trying to learn guitar the right way. There is nothing better than starting with a solid foundation!
This lesson is awesomely awkward! Frames 3-6 make my left hand feel like it belongs to some one else. It like splits my brain in half. Thanx Danilo
I've been dabbling with my guitar for years, but this is TOUGH!!
I have major trouble trying to get my fingers high enough off the neck so the strings aren't muted when I do lessons 2, 4 and 6. My fingers just don't seem long enough.
I wrap my hand so far under the neck my wrist hurts!!
Any tips or am I just out of luck?
Hello ukeric! We are all constructed differently, so my suggestion is to try and explore your position a little bit, without rushing to perform - see where you feel most comfortable and try to exercise at a slow speed there, breaking down each part of the lesson. The body needs time to adapt to various things it hasn't done before, so don't worry - keep me updated on the progress and if you have the possibility - please film your left hand while performing slowly and post the movie in the forum - Practice section. Do we have a deal?
Thanks for the response. Even in the little time I've been fooling around since yesterday, I've found some different positions that allow me to better access certain strings without muting being a problem.
I'll see what I can do about filming my hand and post it. Thanks, again!!
Hey again man - glad I could be of assistance and I am looking forward to see that video
Why aren't the tabs correct?
Thanks for pointing this out Thomas, we are looking into it now and will get back to you asap.
Hi Thomas, the tabs are actually correct. But Danilo first shows you the finger placement with the tab. So you should not play the first bar, instead place your fingers according to the tab. After that, you just play one note per bar. Let me know if it makes sense?
Difficulty Level 1 my butt lol Good exercises!