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Guitar technique exercises

Playlist curated by soundslice ∙ 51 slices and 27 musicians
These exercises help to build strength and dexterity.

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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…

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Here's a fun exercise from Lyle Brewer that utilizes open strings, stretchy fingers and an open mind. More…

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Playing a rootless voicing for 13b9 (a dominant chord with the 13 and the b9 added) through the circle of 5ths. The voicing is derived from the Melodic Triad approach - using an F# triad over an A7 chord.… More…

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I love this short cross-voice exercise from Jan Jakut. He's got wonderful a fingerstyle approach to electric. Keeping these quarter notes held out is a bit tricky in places. I wanted to turn up the reverb… More…

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From Concepts for Solo Guitar Performance bit.ly/2H9rj4A :… More…

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From Concepts for Solo Guitar Performance https://bit.ly/2H9rj4A… More…
BobRoss · July 21, 2018

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This is a warmup I've used for years. I stacked 5ths a minor 3rd apart which spells out a Minor 11 chord. … More…

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Here’s a little exercise I just came up with, to develop the dexterity for my third and fourth fingers. Lots of times these sorts of exercises aren’t very musical, so I wanted something that actually sounds… More…

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Here's a fun chromatic exercise that's a bit like rubbing your tummy and patting your head at the same time. … More…
DRR · April 22, 2018

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Exercise for 2 String Triads More…

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Voicing/Etude Experiment form a few months ago. Caption on the original post was:… More…

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Major arpeggios that move up a tritone and then down a minor third. (Except for the very last movement.) … More…

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Today's lick is a monster sweeping pattern, which is great for practising a variety of arpeggio shapes. It's also good for helping you get used to dealing with multiple notes on one string when sweeping… More…
adrian · March 15, 2018

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Here’s an exercise I came up with, inspired by a lick I heard from Adrien Moignard. All downstrokes! The melody kind of reminds me of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” :-) More…

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An excerpt from the 'Practice' volume of The Diagonal Pentatonic Method. Available at:… More…

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I developed this exercise to help with legato and finger dexterity. It kind of doubles as an “outside” lick, though I have yet to use it in the wild... More…

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Bruno Major knows his fretboard. Check this fantastic major scale etude. More…
adrian · Oct. 31, 2017

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I’ve been playing around with making exercises based on a simple scale, where I take a chord voicing I like and increment each of its notes by a scale step. It can reveal some beautiful new voicings! Here’s… More…
adrian · Oct. 17, 2017

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I made this one up to practice lots of consecutive downstrokes. The time feel of it is really odd, despite it being in 4/4! More…