Right Hand Warm Up #2
Warm Up #2 will exercise and strengthen the independence of your index and middle fingers. For this exercise, we will concentrate on the 1st & 3rd and 1st & 2nd strings with the index and middle-fingers. The first line in the study works the 1st and 3rd strings and the second line the 1st and 2nd. The last line is an alternation of both string pairs. Earl Scruggs will sometimes bring his thumb down on the second string instead of using the index ( ie., “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”) whereas players such as Doug Dillard would favor the index and middle fingers in many of his instrumentals.