This exercise is extremely difficult, but also extremely useful for your technique, your ability to play fast and also to think ahead when you are playing.
The key things you want to train is your finger independence and your ability to use preparation. In this case preparation is about having the left hand fingers already in place before you want to play the note. This can make your playing much more secure and set you up for playing a lot faster with a good tone!!
For me it is coming out of the classical lessons I had when I just started playing guitar, and it is a bit curious to me that we don't talk more about it with jazz and rock music. I am curious about this so leave a comment if you think there are more things we can learn from classicall music!!
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