In this week's guitar technique workout we will focus on developing those legato chops.
As with just about any other kind of physical workout it is important, particularly with this type of guitar technique study, not to over due it.
The workout I demonstrate in this video is a variation of one showed to me by the great Grammy award winning classical guitarist Scott Tennant.
It involves a bit of a spider crawling type of effect as you go across the fingerboard.
Not only is this guitar technique workout great for fret-hand endurance, but it is a great coordination exercise as well.
Now there are times in this workout that I really pound away on that pinky. You will actually find that your pinky muscle, when fully developed, is by far the strongest finger on your hand. It just gets a bum rap since it has such a smaller landing surface and is quite a bit shorter than the other fingers.
But just think about it, whenever you grab anything with your whole hand you are actually using your pinky muscle to do it. It makes up almost half of your palm!
So any good guitar technique workout should really focus on developing that pinkly muscle in my opinion.
Be sure you get a good snap off of the string when doing the pull-offs, and try to minimize the movements in the fingers as well. Ideally you will never let your fingertips get much more than a half inch above the string at any time.
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