Simple E with Half Notes
In this simple e with half notes exercise, we are playing in , which means 2 beats in a measure, & the quarter note gets the beat (one beat). Two quarters make a half. In , the half note lasts 2 beats [fills the measure].
What follows are 3 solid guitar starter exercises. All 3 are moving mostly in half steps and can be called chromatic exercises. Yet, we can work endless fret spacing and string/finger configurations to address specific weaknesses that students demonstrate. In fact, learning to design exercises and think about strategies for improvement is what makes us good teachers. When someone asks you to play guitar for them, don't play these. Do these with full focus; you are figuring things out. These can be a default for "what to practice" moments, especially when there might be challenges happening in other pieces.