Guitar Warm-up

This chapter contains short solo guitar licks that are easy to memorize in order to practice. The point is to do them with maximum accuracy.

The examples come in two shapes: as Sibelius Scorch - .sib web page where you can also listen in MIDI to the exercise (besides seeing or printing it) and in jpeg - .gif format for those who don't want to download the Scorch software.

Gym 1:
Here you'll find very simple exercises to warm up your fingers and improve their agility.

Gym 2:
Some position changing. Try to do them as fast as possible and, of course, you may create new ones.

Gym 3:
Neo – classical licks that will mainly improve your little finger technique.

Gym 4:
Simple arpeggios. Do them with alternate picking.

Gym 5:
Major scales runs. Increase gradually the speed until you are able to play them real fast.

Gym 6:
Chromatic runs are a good warm-up for all four fingers of your left hand.

Gym 7:
Other exercises that will strengthen your little finger. See the difference between linked and staccato playing.

Gym 8:
Arpeggios played with alternate picking and strings - skipping.

Gym 9:
Scale runs on a single string that will make your left hand move along the neck.

Gym 10:
Pull-offs to increase the control of your little finger.

Gym 11:
Guitarists mostly use thirds and sixths of all intervals in their solos.

Gym 12:
Typical in-scale patterns.

Gym 13:
And a well-known melody with some tricky picking.

Gym 14:
Another well-known joke with some chromatic runs.

Gym 15:
Descending diminished arpeggio.

Gym 16:
Training your little finger.

The circled numbers show the left-hand fingering: 1 - index; 2 - middle; 3 - ring; 4 - small.