Chromatic Finger Exercise

Animated Chromatic Finger Exercise tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This exercise is from the Core Skills section on Hammers.

This exercise is an all-star finger workout. It will help you get more comfortable with fingerpicking and hammer ons quickly. Use a pick instead if you wish - it won't make much of a difference as the main focus here is on the hammers. This exercise won't be easy at first, so remember the golden rule - get it right slowly and work on building speed last!

Here you will be hammering a lot with your 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers. This exercise is a great warm up, and very good for pushing you out of comfort zones. It will help you develop essential speed, dexterity and strength for each finger.

We don't expect beginners to be able to play as fast as the normal speed version straight away. That will take time and practice. Just make sure that you can get each hammer sounding out cleanly and come back to this exercise now and again to keep practicing.

In this exercise we are hammering notes from the chromatic scale. Don't worry about the complicated name, the chromatic scale is actually the easiest to understand - because it includes every single note!

Simply fingerpick the first note - then hammer on as fast as possible in sequence with your fingers, before moving to the next string and fingerpicking it and doing the next hammers.

For the first half of the ActionTab only your 1st, 2nd and 3rd fingers are used on the fretboard. The second half of the ActionTab uses the same notes, but different fingers are used for the hammers. These are your 2nd 3rd and 4th fingers. Follow the colour coded dots to make sure you are playing it correctly.

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