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The Two Week Challenge: Day 6

This is a dexterity exercise designed for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers.

You will be playing a series of hammer-ons and pull-offs. These are explained in
our Glossary of Important Terms, but here’s a quick reference.

Hammer-on: This technique is performed by playing the first note in the series,
and hammering-on to the higher note without picking that note. Allow the note to
play ‘itself’ without you actually striking the string.

Pull-off: This technique is literally the reverse of a hammer-on. The higher note is
played, and your finger pulls-off to the lower note without striking that note.

Sets and Reps

  • 1 set of 10 (rest 30 secs)
  • 1 set of 15 (rest 30 secs)

This equals 2 sets with a total of 25 reps.

Exercise

Video

Tablature

You will need to use your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers for this exercise. Your 1st finger will stay
on the “1” position on the tab. Your 2nd finger will play the “2” and your 3rd finger will
play the “3” provided. This exercise counts as one after you have played it both descending
and ascending.

Ascending:

Descending: