February 14, 2010 - ModGuitar Senior Editor
Beginning Guitar Lesson. Fretting Notes
First thru 4th fretted notes on the High E string. You can use one finger, and then use all four fingers for the corresponding fretted note. 1st (Pointer), 2nd (Middle), 3rd (Ring), and 4th (Pinky).
First thru 4th fretted notes on the High E string. You can use one finger, and then try to use all four fingers for the corresponding fretted note. Index – 1st, Middle -2nd, third(ring) -3rd, Pinky 4th.
Same as the previous Exercise, but now try moving down across the fret board to other strings, using all four fingers on the fretting hand.
Start with your index (1st – pointing) finger, and fret the notes one by one with each finger of your fretting hand in order. Going 1st (Pointer), 2nd (middle), 3rd (ring), and 4th (Pinky) finger.
Now all four fingers on each string, and moving up across the fret board AND playing the pattern forward and backward.
Take breaks as you need to. At first your hand may ache a little when learning to play, with practice this will get better. Learn these patterns by heart and then try and make up your own patterns, skip strings, skip notes, have fun with it. This exercise is to get your fingers moving, get used to fretting notes, and starting to get a feel for playing at an even tempo. These tabs are good for warming up. Not quite music yet, but a good start.
Repeat this lesson as much as often as you like. It’s a good way to warm up also.