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Exercise 1


Let's start off with a simple exercise (ex.1). The first thing to note is that the first note in the scale is a quarter note, so the second note will also be played on the beat, and will therefore be a downstroke. The big test will be changing from the G note (fifth fret on the D string) to the A note (open A string); most beginners will play two downstrokes in a row. Try to notice what you do, and if you're playing two downstrokes, try to rectify it. Exercise 2 is similar (next page).

Exercise 1
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