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Alternate Picking Exercises 5 & 6 (Chromatic)

This is simply a chromatic run up the 1st 4 frets on each string.

It’s a great warm-up exercise because it warms both your left and right hand, but it’s also great for building speed. Use all 4 of your fingers on your left hand.

Use your 1st finger for notes on the 1st fret, 2nd finger for notes on the 2nd, 3rd finger for notes on the 3rd fret, and 4th finger for notes on the 4th fret.

Alternate Picking Exercise 6

This exercise is performed on a single string. It’s a 4 note ascending
pattern. Use the correct fingerings as illustrated below:

Ascending Fingerings

Descending Fingerings:

Here’s the actual exercise. Keep it as clean as possible. Make sure the
notes are even.

Next: Alternate Picking Exercises 7-9