Little finger exercise

19 Mar

Hi all,

Thanks for reading my blogs so far.

On top of my blog about having a good warm up exercise, it’s also important to have one to develop your little finger strength.

Many people seem to neglect their little finger, but if you want to become an accomplished guitarist you need to take advantage of all your fretting fingers.

Have a go at the below exercise where you’ll use just your 3rd and 4th fingers only. The pattern is in groups of 3 and you can see it’s been displayed ‘ascending’ (going up in pitch) and also ‘descending’ (going down in pitch)

The one descending is where you start with your little finger and the one ascending you start with the 3rd.

You should find that this helps massively – think of it as a finger gym exercise for the guitar. (If you want a larger picture click on the picture above)


You can find me tweet regularly on all things guitar @jsmusicschool on twitter

Many thanks

James Schofield


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3 responses to “Little finger exercise

  1. Matt

    July 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    hi the picture is coming up as a dead link 😦

    • Matt

      July 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      ok now it works!!! yay!

      • jsmusicschool

        July 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        Cool – think it must be something to do with your browser – I’m having problems with google chrome occasionally


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