These exercises emphasize the contact between the pick and strings, thereby programming the spatial awareness and establishing visual independence of the right hand to the strings. Do the exercises while looking at your right hand to reinforce the activity, then do the exercises without looking but while visualizing in your mind the activity thereby relying on your programmed muscle memory. Do not play the notes, just touch the pick to the strings. Perform many repetitions of each pair at at a slow tempo.

**Test your muscle memory by blindly bringing your right hand to the guitar strings, choosing the strings at random alternating between upstrokes downstrokes.**