How do you get your fingers stronger?


loganfra
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04/01/2014 11:18 pm
Is there a way I can get my fingers strongers, so I can play notes better. Posts welcome!
Logan
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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/02/2014 2:15 am
Originally Posted by: loganfraIs there a way I can get my fingers strongers, so I can play notes better.

Stretches.
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1525

Pinky exercises.
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1292

Trill Drills.
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1829

And hours practicing & playing logged on your machine of choice! :)
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loganfra
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04/14/2014 11:54 pm
thanks.
Logan
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05/10/2014 4:18 pm
When your not at your guitar.

I suggest you buy a hollow rubber ball about the size of a tennis ball. You can squeeze it using all fingers or one finger or any combination. So if your stuck in traffic or watching a movie you can just sit a squish the ball working your fingers. You can also change the angle of your fingers on the ball as you squish it building strength in different ways

I say hollow because for example. You can squish the ball with your 3rd finger, then squeeze hard enough with your first finger to push your 3rd finger up. Then use your 2nd finger to squeeze hard enough to push fingers 1 and 3 up, then use 1 and 3 to push 2 up. Make up combination along those lines. It will strengthen your fingers and help your mind get use to moving them in different combinations.

Kids toy section at stores or pet stores should be a good source.
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05/16/2014 3:54 pm
Do eeverything chris told you to do.
Most important is to strecth your fingers on both hands VERY IMPORTANT
Trills very imporant too.start with ur index finger for 60 sec,then middle finger 60 sec,I think u get the point , dont forget to use ur pinky in the same way.as u know the pinky is ur weakest so work hard on that.good luck.btw you dont need allot of pressure when fretting a note,or playing scales.hope this helps .
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