Most Guitar Players Avoid This Finger Movement (But Should Learn)

Yes, the title is clickbait. And you haven't read the article yet! (spoiler: it's worse)

Then again, to have this lesson read I have to compete with the latest juicy news (i.e. gossip) about Tobias Forge, Slipknot, and Nita Strauss... so I can take some license in writing titles. (I'm a fan of all three, BTW, so no hate!)

Anyway (with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, mind you) let's talk about the "Missing Movement" that most guitarists avoid even if they should totally learn it.

This movement is by far one of the most common 'blind spots' that guitar players have. It's not obvious to you that you are avoiding it until someone points it out to you.

On the other hand it is perfectly evident to your listeners that you are avoiding that movement (even if they may simply think that 'there is something off') because by avoiding that movement you are also avoiding a very specific sound... so it's evident that something is missing.

In the video below I will tell you what the movement is, how to do it, and especially how to train it so it becomes second nature as it should.

(What? You thought I was telling you what is the missing motion is in the article? But if I told you then you would not click on the video, would you?)

DISCLAIMER: If you are just getting started with the 'missing movement', chances are that you are not yet able to move one finger at a time like the movement requires.

Don't worry, this is something you can learn just with some blood, sweat, tears, and an effective finger independence workout.

Tell you what, if you provide the bodily fluids, I will provide the effective workout. Here it is:

Tommaso Zillio is a professional prog rock/metal guitarist and composer based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Tommaso is currently working on an instrumental CD, and an instructional series on fretboard visualization and exotic scales. He is your go-to guy for any and all music theory-related questions.

Tommaso Zillio

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