Skip to main content

Metal For Life with Metal Mike: More Workout Tips to Keep Your Chops in Shape

These videos are bonus content related to the March 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

Last month, I presented some effective exercises to add to your everyday practice regimen to keep your chops in tip-top shape.

This month, I’d like to continue on this theme and give you three more great exercises designed to sharpen your fret- and pick-hand skills while also broadening your fretboard knowledge.

FIGURE 1 is an exercise that moves across two adjacent strings at a time, starting from a higher string and moving to the adjacent lower string.