This is a video lesson for my new ebook: 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar – For beginner to intermediate classical guitarists (Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips). Check out more free video lessons at the lesson archive. I’ll be releasing videos for all 20 exercises.
The technique of the Barre (or bar) gives many students trouble. However, I’ve observed that many students do not practice barre exercises. Instead they struggle away and complain. Well, complain no more! This exercise is intended to teach dexterity in the barre finger without adding tension or pressure. Only apply pressure to the exact spot on the barre finger that corresponds to the string being used. For example, if you are playing on the third string then only apply pressure to the part of the 1st finger that makes contact with the third string. That is, don’t apply pressure to all the strings if you are only playing the 3rd string. Your 1st finger should always be touching the strings but you need not push it down to the fret across all the strings.
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Video Link & Source: This is Classical Guitar on YouTube
Here’s an older video as well
Video Link: http://youtu.be/1KI1kHhk-A0