Index and middle fingers
Im confused, could you just write it in a tab please?
D-U D-U D-U D-U D-U D-U-D-U D-U
Low E string 1-2, A string 1-2, D string 1-2, G string 1-2, B string 1-2, High E string 1-2-2-1, B string 1-2
D-U D-U D-U D-U U-D U-D
G string 2-1 D string 2-1, A string 1-2 Low E 1-2 Then start on an UP stroke Low E string 1-2, A string 1-2,
U-D U-D U-D U-D-U-D U-D U-D U-D
D string 1-2, G string 1-2, B string 1-2, High E string 1-2-2-1, B string 1-2 G string 2-1 D string 2-1,
A string 1-2 Low E 1-2 That's one cycle.
Middle and Ring fingers: Do a cycle using fingers 2-3 on the 2nd and 3rd fret.
Ring and Pinky fingers: Do a cycle using fingers 3-4 on the 3rd and 4th fret (this is the tough one)
Index and ring fingers: Do a cycle using fingers 1-3 on the first and third frets
Middle and pinky fingers: Do a cycle using fingers 2-4 on the second and fourth frets
Index and pinky: Do a cycle using fingers 1-4 on the first and fourth frets
That's all two finger combinations of the left hand in first postion. Then you shift up to second position and do it all over again. I usually take this on fret at a time up to the twelth fret, then all the way back down to fist position. When I first started doing this, I would warm up before even attempting it and then I'd only go up the neck a bit and add more over time. Currently I've done this every day for about three years. It's not a very musical warm up, but it works for me.
I originally found this on the, now VERY rare, Steve Morse Hot Licks cassette tape! It's the fifth image from the left at this link: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv= ... 63&bih=557
It's the only image I've found of this cassette on the net and the clicking that link doesn't work for me. When Steve expains how to do this, he say something like "you do this, up and down the neck and...uh...you....you've paid some dues okay? (laughs)..." So even he considers it a ball buster. Good luck with it!
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