Lesson – Fixed Finger Position Exercise for the Left Hand for Classical Guitar – This is exercise No. 10 from my pdf book 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar for beginner to intermediate classical guitarists. Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips, video lessons. YouTube Lesson Link.
Exercise No. 10 is great for stabilizing the left-hand position needed for playing counterpoint or other multi-voice textures. I have notated the exercise in first position only, remember to practice it up the frets as well. I repeat each pattern up to the 12th fret. The goal here is to gain finger independence while maintaining close contact and a correct hand position. Keep the first note/finger of each group down but only press lightly. The notation can be confusing so check the tab and remember it’s one finger per fret.
And how about the right hand ? … what fingers are using in this exercise ?
Any logical right hand fingering will do. Thumb for bass notes, fingers for treble is fine.
Good … i’ve always was stuck with finger patterns for the right hand. I did realize you suggest always certain freedom on this matter.