A lesson on my Left Hand Horizontal Alignment Exercise (1-4-2-4-3-4) – From Horizontal Exercises (Page 57) in my technique book. I’ve notated the exercises on the third string, but play the pattern on all six strings. You don’t need to read the notes so much as quickly memorize the finger pattern and move up one fret at a time. Establishing your hand position and the balance between your 1st and 4th finger is important. Make sure you’ve covered the previous easier exercises at a high quality before you try this one.
This exercise is from page 103 in my book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, and Arpeggios. The 122 page book includes: Practice Routines, Tips, 100 Open String Exercises, 120 Giuliani Arpeggios, Scales, Slur Exercises, Shifts, Finger Independence, Barre, Tremolo, Common Harmonics, and much more.
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