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Exercise 2

Play the simple exercise below, noting where the beats land, and therefore where to play downstrokes.

Exercise 2
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We're now going to do a series of exercises using just the open strings, so that you are able to concentrate more on your right hand technique. In all of these exercises, use a strict down-up-down-up pick direction. Some of it will be easy and feel natural. As the exercises progress, however, it becomes more difficult and more necessary to think about what you're doing. Exercises 3, 4 and 5 were devised by John Moore.

Exercise 3
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