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Chromatic Warm-Up

Using this exercise early in your development along with a metronome will help you grow in the following areas of your guitar playing:

  1. 2 Hand Synchronization - This ensures that both your picking and fretting hands are working together at the same time.
  2. Finger Strength
  3. Finger Independence
  4. Speed
  5. Timing

What To Do

  1. First you need to memorize the chromatic warm up exercise. Until you complete this step, don't go any further.
    1. Chromatic Warm Up PDF
  2. Play along with a metronome by playing 1 note per click (this is called playing in Quarter Notes).
  3. Make sure you are using a strict "down up down up" picking pattern.
  4. Listen to the tracks below and try to play along with them. 
  5. Once you finish, move on to 1/8 notes section where you will play 2 notes per click (this is called playing in Eighth Notes).


Each track will begin after the first 4 clicks (this is where you start playing). After you finish the exercise once, you will hear me give you a 4 count and then you need to immediately start again. Once you reach the top speed on the quarter note exercises, then you may move onto the 1/8 note exercises. Don't jump right to the 1/8 notes unless you can play one note per click at 200bpm.

1/4 Notes - 1 note per click

1/8 Notes - 2 notes per click

Count = 1 an 2 an 3 an 4 an