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Guitar technique exercises

Playlist curated by soundslice ∙ 48 slices and 26 musicians
These exercises help to build strength and dexterity.

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Estudio 3 para guitarra eléctrica. String Skipping. Golpe de San Rafael. More…

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An example of using triad pairs on different harmonies. More…

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CMaj Family of 9th Arpeggios Including Chromatic ‘Fill’ Arpeggios. More…

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Cycling 16th note run, useful to work on your hand stamina. Pay Attention to turning points as there is a repeated upstroke or a hammer-ons on key moments. Important to keep the right hand consistent.… More…

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What’s going on: Alternates between key centers of F major and B major, two keys a tritone apart. There’s a general pattern, it’s basically a spread triad arpeggio followed by the open E string (E being… More…

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Every 5 measures gets:… More…

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Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (27 July 1781 – 8 May 1829) was an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer. He was a leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauro_Giuliani)… More…

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Don't you hate it when you are palm muting and have to pick odd numbers of notes per string? I do :-)… More…

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Stretch sequence from Horace Bray. The pattern is diatonic, so not all finger shapes stay the same as you advance. Fair warning! More…

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Inspired by Steve Morse. … More…

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Here’s an exercise I learned from somebody at Django In June a few years ago (I forget from whom).… More…

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This piece focuses on a "hammer-pick" technique: every note in this piece is to be hammered on then picked. Great for strengthening the right hand, establishing independence between the two hands, and… More…

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7 fingerings for the C major 7 arpeggios, all transposable to any key, with no open strings. These arpeggios use the guidelines of position playing for the guitar.… More…

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This little piece is a great means for exercising both hands and works the ear on some linear counterpoint. Great for synchronizing right and left hands, finger-picked or not, and getting to know your… More…

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1-Hour Super Technique Workout in 9 Rounds, from the virtuoso Frank Gambale! Editorial picking + shifting strategies by yours truly.… More…

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Exercises for Russian guitar from the 1886 (posthumous) method by Morkov, pages 13-14. See more at http://www.digitalguitararchive.com/2019/01/russian-guitar/ More…

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A picking technique etude based on the "escaped upstrokes" technique (pick diagonally such that downstrokes rest on the higher string, while upstrokes go up in the air allowing for efficient string switching). More…

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Etude based off some picking experimentation. Tough to let all those notes ring out, and also to control the timing in all those quick sweeps. More…

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7 fingerings for the C major scale, all transposable to any key, no open strings. These scales use the guidelines of position playing for the guitar.… More…

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An arpeggio sequence I was working on as alternate picking practice, applied to Giant Steps chord changes arranged as spread triads. More…

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My transcription and performance of this etude. Excellent for pick technique, fretboard knowledge and, of course, spread triads!! More…

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Sean posted this exercise on Instagram yesterday (https://www.instagram.com/p/BoX8_NCl8LO/), saying "it's the best guitar exercise I know," so I had to Soundslice it. It's a chromatic scale in octaves,… More…

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Harmonic Minor scales for guitar in 7 positions on the neck. More…

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I had been working on an arrangement of the intro line from Tigran Hamasyan's "The Grid" (that's not what this is) - "the Grid" is fast 16th notes in groups of 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 5, then repeat. To try to… More…