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(@chlozo)
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1) I would like to play "Wherever You Will Go" by "The Calling" on the electric guitar. I'm having trouble with fingerpicking at the start and for the first verse. Any idea's to help? I'm not sure on the strumming pattern either, if anyone knows the pattern it would be much appreciated. :)

2) I'd also like to play "Too Close For Comfort" by McFly, does anyone know the strumming pattern for that?

3) When I play notes, I always use my first finger, I never use the other fingers - simply because I can do it faster without. I know I'm going to have to use my other fingers, so is there anyway I can train my fingers to move faster?

Thankyouu. :-)


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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Can't help with the first two questions but the the third one is easy: stop using just one finger and use the rest. Play the songs you know and just keep as much in position as you can.


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(@jase36)
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I know it sounds boring but practice a scale using a metronome. Master the scale at a slow speed and then start increasing the bpm each time you master that speed.

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(@coloradofenderbender)
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+1 for scales. And, some finger exercises will help a lot too!


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(@tim-shull)
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try picking up and down the strings. switching between you index middle finger, use your thumb as a guide between the strings. good luck

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(@rich_halford)
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Oops - wrong thread - sorry!


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(@greybeard)
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Here's an exercise that will help dexterity.
Note that the fingering, descending, is played in the same sequence as ascending (up - 1-2, down 1-2 NOT 2-1). Start at the higher frets (say 10, 11, 12 and 13) and use the fingers shown in the diagram (1 finger per fret, so 1 - i.e. index finger - on fret 10, 2 on fret 11, 3 on fret 12 and 4 on fret 13):
|----------------------1-2----------------------|
|------------------1-2----1-2-------------------|
|--------------1-2------------1-2---------------|
|----------1-2--------------------1-2-----------|
|------1-2----------------------------1-2-------|
|--1-2------------------------------------1-2---|

|----------------------3-4----------------------|
|------------------3-4----3-4-------------------|
|--------------3-4------------3-4---------------|
|----------3-4--------------------3-4-----------|
|------3-4----------------------------3-4-------|
|--3-4------------------------------------3-4---|

|----------------------2-3----------------------|
|------------------2-3----2-3-------------------|
|--------------2-3------------2-3---------------|
|----------2-3--------------------2-3-----------|
|------2-3----------------------------2-3-------|
|--2-3------------------------------------2-3---|

|----------------------1-3----------------------|
|------------------1-3----1-3-------------------|
|--------------1-3------------1-3---------------|
|----------1-3--------------------1-3-----------|
|------1-3----------------------------1-3-------|
|--1-3------------------------------------1-3---|

|----------------------2-4----------------------|
|------------------2-4----2-4-------------------|
|--------------2-4------------2-4---------------|
|----------2-4--------------------2-4-----------|
|------2-4----------------------------2-4-------|
|--2-4------------------------------------2-4---|

|----------------------1-4----------------------|
|------------------1-4----1-4-------------------|
|--------------1-4------------1-4---------------|
|----------1-4--------------------1-4-----------|
|------1-4----------------------------1-4-------|
|--1-4------------------------------------1-4---|

|----------------------2-1----------------------|
|------------------2-1----2-1-------------------|
|--------------2-1------------2-1---------------|
|----------2-1--------------------2-1-----------|
|------2-1----------------------------2-1-------|
|--2-1------------------------------------2-1---|

|----------------------4-3----------------------|
|------------------4-3----4-3-------------------|
|--------------4-3------------4-3---------------|
|----------4-3--------------------4-3-----------|
|------4-3----------------------------4-3-------|
|--4-3------------------------------------4-3---|

|----------------------3-2----------------------|
|------------------3-2----3-2-------------------|
|--------------3-2------------3-2---------------|
|----------3-2--------------------3-2-----------|
|------3-2----------------------------3-2-------|
|--3-2------------------------------------3-2---|

|----------------------3-1----------------------|
|------------------3-1----3-1-------------------|
|--------------3-1------------3-1---------------|
|----------3-1--------------------3-1-----------|
|------3-1----------------------------3-1-------|
|--3-1------------------------------------3-1---|

|----------------------4-2----------------------|
|------------------4-2----4-2-------------------|
|--------------4-2------------4-2---------------|
|----------4-2--------------------4-2-----------|
|------4-2----------------------------4-2-------|
|--4-2------------------------------------4-2---|

|----------------------4-1----------------------|
|------------------4-1----4-1-------------------|
|--------------4-1------------4-1---------------|
|----------4-1--------------------4-1-----------|
|------4-1----------------------------4-1-------|
|--4-1------------------------------------4-1---|

As you get better, you can start to play on lower frets, which will help increase your hand span.

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