- use alternate picking between the index and the middle finger - rest your thumb on the string above the string you are picking -practice with the metronome
- this exercise teaches you the percussive technique used in the arrangement Love Hurts by Nazareth. Slap the E or B string with the nail of your index finger downwards instead of picking it with the nail upwards as usual. Practice slowly, it takes time to get the beats clean enough and with accurate enough dynamics. The snare beat played with the thumb is played at the same time as the index finger.
- this exercise is in the key of G major, the chord progression: II, V, I (in this particular case -Ami, D7, G) is the most used progression in music. This exercise will help you get more familiar with playing inside the key, pay attention to the use of various intervals - thirds and fourths - and of their visual position on the fretboard in relation to the chords of the used progression (key)... practice in other keys as well.
- this exercise develops your ability to switch between the "i" and "m" fingers of the right hand while playing the chords. The chords used are Emi, Gmi, Asus2,Csus2
- this exercise will prepare your fingers for learning the most difficult part of the arrangement "Don´t worry be happy". Alternate the fingers "i" and "m" when playing the melody strings E,B,G.
-this exercise develops your ability to concentrate on a regular bass pattern while playing the melody line. This bass line is played using two (bass) strings A and E. Practice the first four bars, then double the speed (by changing the quarter notes to eighth notes). The exercise is in A harmonic minor scale.
- this exercise will help the independence of your left hand. You can use this exercise daily as a warm-up exercise.You may find this exercise hard to play at first, but after a few days of practicing it (at least 10 min. every day ) you will feel the results in your playing for sure.
- practice the E major scale and E major key -the chords of the key of E major are: Emaj7,F#m7,G#m7,Amaj7,B7,C#m7,D#m7b5