Guitar Tutorial: An Effective Finger Coordination and String Skipping Exercise to Improve Your Guitar Technique

String skipping is an area of guitar technique that is tricky for most guitar players.

String skipping simply means that you play a note on one string and then skip over one or more strings to play the next note.

In today’s tutorial we will look at an exercise that actually performs double duty.  This exercise will help improve your finger coordination as well as improve your string skipping.

The exercise uses finger combination 1-3-2-4-3-2-4-1.  This finger pattern is played skipping over one string.

Practice this exercise on each fret up to the twelfth.

For picking, you can use strict alternate picking or a combination of alternate picking and hybrid picking.  For a systematic approach to improving your guitar technique check out -> Quick Tips for Faster Fingers.

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