Conditioning Steps for Guitar

One finger per fret still holds, open chord still holds

One Finger Per Fret Still Holds – Open Position

Place your index finger on the first fret of the high E string.

Keep your index finger in place. Add your middle finger to the second fret of the high E string.

Keep your index and middle fingers in place. Add your ring finger to the third fret of the high E string.

Keep your index, middle and ring fingers in place. Add your little finger to the fourth fret of the high E string. Hold this position for one minute, then relax your hand. (Don’t overdo it!)

Open Chord Still-Holds

Hold each of your open chord shapes for one minute each. Below are pictures of still-holds for open E minor, G major, D major and A major. Practice these still-holds with the rest of your open chords as well.

E Minor
Open G Major
D Major
A Major