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Weekly Workout: Move It On Up

The Weekly Workout is a series of monthly exercises made up of interesting technical “workouts” that will get your fretting- and picking-hand fingers working in different ways and musical “studies” that will help you visualize and explore the fingerboard. You’ll get a different exercise to work on each week of the month, as well as a few extra variations and extended practice ideas. Although we’re presenting these as weekly exercises, there are numerous ways you can approach them. You can simply spend five minutes or so every day playing that week’s workout, moving on to the next workout at the beginning of the next week. Or you could change up the workouts daily, playing one on Monday, the next on Tuesday, and so on. Take the exercises slowly and concentrate on playing cleanly and smoothly with good time and you’ll be well on your way to improving your guitar fitness and knowledge.

This Weekly Workout will help you learn the fingerboard by including scales, intervals, and chords that move up the fingerboard instead of across it. 

By Scott Nygaard