Quick Fingerstyle Arpeggio Practice!

By: Josh Lucas

Here’s a fairly easy warmup exercise that I do to get my right hand ready for fingerstyle playing.

The trick is to be able to play 8th, and 16th notes evenly. I won’t go into detail on how to do that, and if you don’t know how to feel 8th or 16th notes, I would recommend looking up a YouTube video on subdividing the beat to supplement these examples.

Start out slow, and make each note even. Gradually speed the metronome up–but make sure you’re still on beat!