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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Groundhog Peggy finger exercises for string instruments


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groundhogpeggy - Posted - 02/05/2020:  12:40:49


Hey guys...
This is what I came up with decades ago when I loved to just play the guitar...took one to work and played during all breaks or lunch, etc., just any chance I got I would play the guitar. I was so crazy about playing guitar I made up these finger exercises to improve strength, agility, etc.

Well I gradually seemed to have less and less time for guitar, or any music, and at the same time began getting myself other types of instruments, but still, once in a while continue on with these finger exercises when I can find the time...they help with fiddle or whatever you play.

Not saying Groundhogpeggy exercises are the best, just saying here's what I made up with as a young groundhog and anyone can do them or make up some to suit themselves, but they have seemed to help me out quite a bit over the years, decades, and multitudes of instruments in my life.

youtu.be/q2SlZnt3UR4

dulcimer bill - Posted - 02/08/2020:  09:21:02


Thanks Peggy.
I’m working on tenor guitar. And I’m getting my pinky in the game. Working on this finger stretching. Helps. Tuned GDAE.
Thanks again.

groundhogpeggy - Posted - 02/08/2020:  18:11:34


Thank you! Good luck with givin' that pinky a good workout. Hope this sort of thing'll help somebody else besides just me.

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