Check out this hand strength exercise for the left hand (fretting hand). Every two finger permutation is dealt with in isolation in order to gain a more balanced approach.
Finger Strengthening Exercises
The exercises in this lesson are designed to strengthen the muscles in your left hand by isolating every possible two-finger permutation.
For the first permutation (1st to 2nd finger), start on the 5th fret of the E string and move to the next semitone. Then, you need to repeat this on the next string and so on until you have reached the 6th fret of the G string. After this, you simply move up a fret and continue the exercise down to the E string again. You can continue this pattern all the way up the fretboard.
- Start slow
- Gradually begin to build up speed when the exercise starts to feel easy
- Focus on getting a full, warm sound out of every note
- Play every note for its full duration
- Use alternate picking on the right hand
Exercise 1: As written picking every note
Exercise 2: Same as Ex 1 but using hammer-ons
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