1234 Finger Exercises

By Darren DeFranco


Hey guys,

In today’s lesson we’re going to learn an invaluable lesson on developing finger strength. We’re going to teach you a pattern that works all of the fingers on all of the strings, and will be something you’ll continue to work on for the rest of your guitar life! The most important things to keep when you do this are all the tips we went over in our left hand technique lesson – keeping the thumb behind the neck, playing on your fingertips, playing behind the frets, spreading your fingers out, etc. Playing guitar is a matter of dexterity, and at the heart of dexterity is finger strength. This exercise is one of the best you can do!

Now let’s get started!


Practice this exercise everyday! Make sure to go through all of the strings up and down. Get comfortable with this exercise because you’ll be doing it for a long time! Here are a few more patterns to practice:



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