Three Finger Exercises Every Guitarist Should Know

Darrell Braun, one of our favorite-ish YouTube bloggers, usually compares different makes and models of guitars in his videos. Once in a while he throws us a curveball, and the results are always educational and enjoyable. This time out, Darrell is serving up three finger exercises every guitarist should know.

“Looking for some pragmatic exercises that can improve your overall technique?” Darrell asks “Check out three of my favorites.” Each of the examples can be found in Darrell’s full “Essential Finger Exercises"worksheet, which you can purchase here (opens in new tab).

For this lesson, Darrell provides tab for each of the exercises. Take a look, and when you’re done, be sure to visit and subscribe to his YouTube channel.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.