Today we have another multi-layered workout for you to build up your finger strength. This lesson will help you practice a scale up and down one string while improving coordination and strengthening your fingers. It’s not a beginner’s workout, but wherever you are on your journey, give it a good try.
You’ll need to be ready to play hammer-ons and pull-offs with accuracy. (Check out this introduction lesson if you’re not familiar.) The exercise itself is based on a classical music idea that is called a mordent, which is an embellishment. There are many ways to play a mordent, and we’ll go through a few to beef up your technique. Be sure to stay relaxed and go slow for the first few times you try it.