A String-Skipping Finger Exercise

The following exercise is string-skipping exercise. It involves skipping between the 1st and 4th strings and then between the 2nd and 4th strings.

String-skipping is a great way of improving picking accuracy, for obvious reasons.

In this exercise, only the 1st and 3rd fingers on the left hand are used, and the left hand moves around the fretboard. This adds another layer of difficulty to the exercise.

You can check out the exercise below (notation and tabs) and listen to the audio example.

The audio example might be too fast to play along with, while you’re learning the exercise. It’s better to use a metronome. However, the audio example is a great reference for learning how the exercise should sound.

Exercise 72 - 101 Quirky Finger Exercises