Sometimes we just need to get our fingers in better shape by using some simple guitar finger stretching exercises.
Wanna play your chords better? Have them sound clearer without no “buzzy” sounds on some of the notes?
Or how about playing a melody that needs a little more “stretch from your fingers?
I see this problem a lot. Often it is because the fingers are scrunched too close together. The fingers often end up at the wrong place on the fret.
When you play a note on any given fret, you need to place the finger as close to, but not on, the fretwire towards the bridge (where you pick or strum). When you press the note too close to the fretwire on the nut side (where the tuning pegs are), the notes have more buzz and don’t sound clear.
Not so Good:
So, when you play a C chord, for example, you need to have enough space between your fingers so that you can get each note sounding clear and concise.
I see this problem a lot when people are trying to play barre chords too.
So, here is a simple exercise to help work on stretching those fingers. It’s from my free Guitar Finger Gymnastics course which contains all kinds of guitar finger exercises.
Be sure to warm up first! Practice some things like the chromatic scale, a major/minor/pentatonic scale, or a lick from a song or solo before you tackle any stretching exercise!
Then, if you feel somewhat adventurous, check out my other article about a cool song you can try out to work on your stretching:
Give it all a try and good luck!
You can click the link to the full course here: Guitar Finger Gymnastics
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