Finger Exercises for Guitar

Here’s a lesson on finger exercises for guitar. As a guitar player, you are forever strengthening your fingers, not to mention practicing your guitar scales! So, why not do both at the same time?

To be honest, while I was recording this lesson I could feel it in my own fingers… proof positive that these exercises will work you over and build up that strength and dexterity!

Another way to use these finger exercises is to spice up your practice times. Work on going up and down the scale, then working up and down in increments like I describe on the video.

Doing this forces your fingers to become more familiar with each note and the notes around it, and gets you used to quickly changing directions mid-scale.

I used my electric guitar on this lesson, but these finger exercises are just as good on the acoustic guitar. You’ll just have to work a little harder to accomplish the same thing =).

Stroke my ego… leave a comment below the video and tell me how much your fingers hurt after doing these exercises =)

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11 Responses to “Finger Exercises for Guitar”

  1. Scott November 7, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    good short idea barrage… you can dream up zillions of variations on simple scales work… up and down the fret, sections, forward & back, start in the middle, on and on. Excellent short piece to start the ideas flowing for my own workouts in the ‘gym’

  2. tom December 23, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Ow! You’re gonna give me blisters on me fingers! ;-) Good tips to keep things lively. Thanks, Jonathan, and Merry Christmas!

  3. Rob January 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Thanks Johathan, great lessons and very personal approach.

  4. Skip Kanosky January 23, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Thank you! Your tips help me to
    want to practice!

  5. Dustin March 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    OUCH!!! thanks for all your tips, maybe i will beable to play one day…….Thanks again Johnathan.

  6. Justin April 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    you had me lost on the first one. i’ll try to remember the rest to use.

  7. mtman2 November 23, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Nice lesson Jonathan.  I like the very end of this lesson with the pull-offs on the 1 or 2 string at the 8,7,5 frets.  It’s a great way to start with the right hand tapping at the 10,12 and beyond…….

  8. Smurfinmaui January 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Thanks for the lesson bro. I like to do pentatonics for warmups using sequences. 123,234,345.   or 1234,2345,3456, or 1234543,2345654,… or 13,24,35,46…..I have dozens of great sequences.

  9. Boobby blues January 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Thank u Johnathan for all your Help

  10. [email protected] chi May 31, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Looks to me like that will help a lot in many ways.Finger stretching is good to.Good job keep rocking.

  11. jstin December 3, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Hey Jonathan, Love were you are leading us love what you can do with a simple chord and you are a very nice teacher keep it coming.

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