This is a video lesson for my ebook: 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar – For beginner to intermediate classical guitarists (Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips). I’ve been meaning to re-record some of these with better video quality.
This exercise, No. 8 – Right Hand Cross-String Exercises (open strings) for Classical Guitar, aims to expose the beginner player to what is required of alternating fingers during awkward string crossings.Because the right-hand approaches the strings at an angle, certain fingers are closer to certain strings. However, we often need to alternate the fingers so awkward fingerings appear often. This exercise is designed to get you comfortable with the cross-strings. Use one right-hand position only, that is, don’t change your hand position when the patterns change. Try all free-stroke but then try a light rest-stroke in the thumb while maintaining free-stroke in the fingers. I walk through the exercise and then give a lesson with a few tips. For more free weekly lessons join the Email Newsletter for updates and please consider donating to the site or sharing this post to support.
More books to consider
- Classical Guitar Method – Vol. 1, Notation, Video Lessons, 100 pages, Free PDF
- Classical Guitar Method Vol. 2, Notation, Video Lessons, 89 pages.
- Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 1 – Eight pieces at the grade one level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece.
- Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, & Arpeggios – Notation, 122 pages, Gr. 1-9. Video lessons, hundreds of exercises. Includes Giuliani’s 120 arpeggios and 100 open string exercises to learn good fingering habits.
- 20 Favorite Exercises, Notation + TAB, Video lessons, Gr.1-6, Great for crossover or a quick boost.
- Ten Classical Etudes, Gr.4-7, videos lessons, Notation & Notation + TAB