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Introduction To Tabs

Lesson 5: More Exercises

Exercises are the key to guitar sucess! Do not give up on them! Practice them often.

By now, you should have mastered the exercises in lesson one. If you are nbot extremely fluent and fast and clean with the exercises yet, then go straight back to Lesson One and do not return here until you are excellent with them.
 
It is time for more exercises. They may not be fun, but they are the key to guitar success. Once you have mastered these exercises, you should be better prepared for guitar solos.
 
Exercise #1:

String Skipping

e||---------------------1234321---------------------||

B||---------1234-----------------------4321---------||

G||-----------------1234-------4321-----------------||

D||-----1234-------------------------------4321-----||

A||-------------1234---------------4321-------------||

E||-1234---------------------------------------4321-||

 

Exercise # 2

Sweeping

e||------------4------------||

B||--------4--3-3--4--------||

G||----4--3--2---2--3--4----||

D||---3--2--1-----1--2--3---||

A||--2--1-------------1--2--||

E||-1---------------------1-||

Exercise #3:

Dexterity
|--10--------------9--------------|--9--------------9--------------|
|------11-------------11----------|-----10-------------10----------|
|----------12-------------12------|---------12-------------11------|
|--------------13-------------13--|-------------13-------------13--|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 

Exercice #4:

Building Speed
|--1-2-3-4-2-3-4-5-3-4-5-6-4-5-6-7--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------| etc.
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

Once you have mastered these exercises, go on to Lesson 6.

 
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