Lesson: Beginner Technique Routines for the Right and Left Hands

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First Beginner Technique Exercises / Routine for Classical Guitar

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Some more beginner lessons for classical guitar from my method book. These are for beginners working on their first technique exercises. Right hand alternation and arpeggio exercises, left hand alignment exercises. Beginner students, especially youth, do not need to be overly concerned with technique exercises. Motivation and inspiration will come from experiencing music through playing repertoire. Students should memorize their pieces and look at their hands while they play. However, a brief five to ten minute technique routine can be beneficial to establishing technical concepts.Find the rest of the video lessons here and subscribe to my weekly newsletter for pro videos, lessons, and sheet music.

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  1. How do you get your right hand to play smoothly and evenly? When I play I seem to have a “jerking” motion: the finger plucks then pauses as the other finger plucks. The hand itself doesn’t move and the fingers are pulling in, not up. Or is it because I’m playing slowly? About 85 per quarter note on the metronome.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Erin,

      Well, first thing, remember that developing a smooth and relaxed technique does take some time so don’t be too hard on yourself. Keep your technique practice slow and relaxed and work on it at the beginning of each session. Practicing lots of easy open string patterns is the best thing to do to train your hand to work the way you want it to. Go ultra slow to avoid jerking the hand about and always review posture and hand positions regularly. Once you have a foundation and muscle memory for the technique you can slowly increase the speed. Give it as much time as it needs.

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