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  • How to increase your finger flexibility

    Play this legato at a comfortable pace at a slightly challenging position on the neck. Playing it legato is important.



    Do it everyday for a few minutes. Move to increasingly wider frets as your flexibility improves. Take your time.



    Start at whatever fret is slightly a challenge for you.



    ----------------------------------------------------3--5--7--7--5--3--

    ------------------------------------------3--5--7-----------------------7--5--3---

    --------------------------------3--5--7-------------------------------------------etc.

    ---------------------3--5--7-----

    -----------3--5--7---------------

    -3--5--7---------------------
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  • #2
    What fingering would you use for this? 1-2-4 or 1-3-4?
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    • #3
      Hi Santuzzo,



      1-2-4 is what I would use.
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      • #4
        Not meant as a trick question.



        Paul Gilbert for example would most likely play this with fingers 1-3-4.



        I myself could not play it with 1-3-4 this low on the neck, so I'd go for 1-2-4. but up on the neck (anything above 12th fret or so) I usually use 1-3-4 for two whole steps on one string
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        • #5
          Sounds good.



          But for finger stretching purposes I'd be using the low frets.



          This is not a lick it's just for stretching your fingers. There would be no reason to play this up the neck on the high frets.
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            Quote Originally Posted by Virgman
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            Sounds good.



            But for finger stretching purposes I'd be using the low frets.



            This is not a lick it's just for stretching your fingers. There would be no reason to play this up the neck on the high frets.




            Gotcha!



            In a middle of the neck area say 5th or 7th fret this would be good for fingering 1-3-4 to work on the finger stretch between the ring-finger and pinky.
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            • #7
              I would use the "stretch" fingerings here:







              but I'll start high and move down the neck until the stretch is too much.
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              • #8
                And these scalic fingerings.

                Halves and Wholes across the four fingers.



                0 denotes index finger.

                1,2 denotes fret intervals of subsequent fingers.



                0 1 1 1

                0 2 1 1

                0 1 2 1

                0 1 1 2



                0 2 2 2

                0 2 2 1

                0 2 1 2

                0 1 2 2



                I think that's all of the primary ones.
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                • #9
                  I never heard the word "scalic" before but I like it.



                  My next thread will provide toe stretching exercises for those who play with their feet.
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                  • #10
                    I can use my pinky toe to control the wah, the big toe to control the volume pedal and the rest to turn effects on and off.
                    I used to be "with it", then they changed what "it" was.
                    Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by The Burninator
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                      I can use my pinky toe to control the wah, the big toe to control the volume pedal and the rest to turn effects on and off.




                      I also. I'd also go as far as to develop the musical possibilities of expression and FX via toe con. No limits if the interface worked.









                      Quote Originally Posted by Virgman
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                      I never heard the word "scalic" before but I like it.




                      Pianoers get that all the time. Those drills are to develop melodic facility that encompasses, well melody and not just licks and shapes. They work as air drills as well. Players can easily develop their own fingerobic drill sequences.








                      My next thread will provide toe stretching exercises for those who play with their feet.



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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by 1001gear
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                        Pianoers




                        I used to be "with it", then they changed what "it" was.
                        Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.
                        (Abe Simpson)

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                        • #13
                          I learn so much on this forum.
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