If you have ever had challenges getting your left hand to stay in position or get your fourth finger to remain close to the fingerboard, this exercise will likely be helpful. It is simple in concept but very effective at developing good habits in your left hand technique.

As a teacher this exercise has proven very useful to demonstrate a student’s left hand position. My hope is that by sharing this lesson it will be of use to those who are learning without a teacher also.

If you have your own variations on this exercise please share them in the comments.