Guitar Technique: The Finger Gym – Strength Development (Guitar Lesson TE-001)

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WARNING: this exercise might seriously improve your guitar playing… Develop your left hand strength and independence – it’s amazing the difference this exercise can make with just 5 minutes a day. 🙂 Welcome to the Finger Gym!

Taught by Justin Sandercoe.

Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a great forum too to get help, no matter what the problem.

And it is all totally free, no bull. No sample lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of great lessons 🙂

To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of

Have fun 🙂



c46kev says:

If justin is saving you a lot of money, don’t forget the honour system,
either by donating or buying he’s products, he’s a great lad and deserves
it from us.

Mark Hermanson says:

wow, I am learning real quick, my pinky is in need of serious work

DavidH071 says:

love love to know what your tattoo symbolises 

saedt says:

You uploaded this a loooong time ago didn’t you? I’m sure I did this
exercise on your channel before ^ ^

john hanna says:

pinky no like that

Patrick Tow says:

What if a note doesn’t come out the right way? Is it better to try it again
or should I just keep going through the exercise and expect it to improve
over time?

Vipul Tripathi says:

+Justin Sandercoe You’re literally saving me thousands of dollars of guitar
lessons mate. Thanks a ton!

TheCuilinn says:

PS and it keeps the brain active

Stefan Bulatovic says:

combine this and minimum movement exercise and u will get perfect smooth

Joseph McNulty says:

I feel the burn, bro. LoL

Rohan Disley says:

If people want further excersizes if they get bored of these ones and want
a few variations, look up Aaron Shearer classical guitar excersizes. They
are the ones that I use at my uni, but he has hundreds of these published
in heaps of places and I’m sure you can find some tutorials on them on

prisonerofrnr says:

been doing it for about 2 weeks and noticed some improvement. hammer on’s
are a lot easier than flick offs.

John McNair says:

Hey Justin, I’ve noticed that you change guitars from lesson to lesson.
Does it matter the guitar we use?

Music Man's Ladies Band says:

Great exercise for us Ladies Band guitar players. You always give great
lessons Justin! We appreciate your videos!

Brent Middleton says:

Love it! Thanks for the help!!

Brady Bourassa says:

I tried this and I can tell my playing has improved! Thanks for doing what
you do Justin!

john hanna says:

cool…then go back up

Bryon Owns says:

y u no music in intro? u music channel:D
i start checking if my accidently muted yt or something :D

MrVinylment says:

Very well done, thanks for sharing it.

Ryan Flannery says:

Awesome exercise, really really worth doing!

TheCuilinn says:

Thanks Justin, i’m sixty five and the old digits need a workout

Bryon Owns says:

when i do flick/pull offs i always hit the strings below, how can i avoid

egsmusicify says:

good one thanks

OWK000 says:

If you don’t have nice young hands, you fingers/hands might hurt. I always
wonder how Keith Richards still plays. Personally I can’t play at
all without doing a good quality fish oil (stay away from cheap stuff).
MSM also helps. After especially trying workouts, soak hands in Dead Sea
salt or just Epsom Salts. F the doctor. You might need a dentist–get rid
of all your mercury, improve your diet.

I don’t grow callouses like I used to either. Those flick-offs like

Instead of a metronome, you might try playing to music and just use that
rhythm. If you playing on an acoustic and the music is fairly loud you
won’t even notice the dissonance.

Patrick Hansen says:

Awesome! good work

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