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Great Exercises to Strengthen and Develop Finger Independence:LEFT HAND FINGER DEXTERITY EXERCISES for the ukulele by Ukulele Mike Lynch

February 22, 2016

Great exercises to Strengthen the fingers and build finger independence . . .


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I recently published 2 videos on You Tube and VIMEO offering 2 simple exercises to increase strength, power, independence and flexibility of the fingers of the left hand. Our fingers seem to have minds of their own and these exercises are intended to help us achieve more control. There is another peripheral skill developed from these exercises and that is to develop left hand and right hand coordination. As we move from string to string the right hand needs to receive a communication from our brains to make a change in position to match the string that the left hand is playing. This seems like a no brainer but think about it. . . When you are only playing static chords with strumming patterns our hand rarely if ever have to have this degree of coordination. Playing solo instrumental pieces can be daunting without some degree of communication between both…

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