Guitar Exercises for Strength and Agility

When we think of strength on the guitar, it’s mainly the left hand that comes to mind.  The left hand is the one pressing and squeezing.  So this is where we often notice when our strength fades and we become fatigued.

For the left hand, perhaps the number one exercise for strength, control and independence is Slurs.  These offer some of the biggest return on time spent.

  • Slurs – “Hammer-ons and pull-offs” offer a big bang for the proverbial buck.
  • Rasgueados – These are mostly used for the right hand.  But we can also use them off the guitar for left hand strength and agility as well.  Very portable and effective.

Below you’ll find other exercises for strength as well.