Jethro Exercise

Jethro Burns

Here's a couple of Jethro Burns exercises from list members Becky Smith and Jim Nikora. Becky said Jethro used this one as a warm up before every performance. It's really gives the entire hand a good workout, start slow and speed up til you crash. Shake it out and go again.

Scale exercise in G using all fingers.


  |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
|3-2-3-5-7-5-3-2-|------2-3-2-----|----------------|
|----------------|7-5-7-------7-5-|3-2-3-5-7-5-3-2-|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|------2-3-2-----|----------------|----------------|
|7-5-7-------7-5-|4-2-4-5-7-5-4-2-|------2-4-2-----|
|----------------|----------------|7-5-7-------7-5-|


  |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
|----------------|------------0-2-|--------3-------|
|----------------|--------2-5-----|--------2-------|
|----------------|----0-5---------|----0-5-5-------|
|4-2-4-5-7-5-4-2-|0-4-------------|0-4-------------|

Nikora said "Jethro used to play it at about 300 ticks!"

It's got some logical but cool changes in the first ending.


|-------------3-7-|-2-5-3-----------|-----------0-5-8-|
|---------2-5-----|-------5-2-------|-------0-3-------|
|-----0-5---------|-----------5-0---|-----2-----------|
|-0-4-------------|---------------4-|-2-5-------------|



|-7-5-4-7-5-0-----|-----------5-10-9|-12-10-9-10-14-10-12-14-|
|-------------3-0-|-----0-5-9-------|------------------------|
|-----------------|-0-4-------------|------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|


         1            2
|-15-10-------12-8------|-10-7------8-5-----||-----------------|
|-------14-10------12-9-|------10-7-----9-5-||-10--------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------||----12-9-12------|
|-----------------------|-------------------||------------12---|