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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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Posts: 8,427
07/12/2015 2:07 pm
Originally Posted by: FitnessWolfThere are a few songs I've played that have some chords that have you stretching across 5 frets? Not sure how to get my pinky that far out to make the chord. Anyone have any good exercises to do to improve my reach?

Being able to get your pinky to do that much work requires that it has enough strength & dexterity. With that in mind, first make sure you are properly warmed up & stretched.

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

Next, this tutorial to build up your pinky strength & dexterity.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1292

Then, use these trill drills to work on finger independence & control.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1829

After working with these exercises for a while you will be in much better shape to play those parts! I use these exercises regularly to warm up & stay in shape.

Best of success!
Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

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