Scale Lesson & Exercise: Rhythmic Vitality

Scale Lesson and Exercise (Part 2 of 3): Rhythmic Vitality for Classical Guitar – This is Exercise No. 12 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.

It’s rare to actually see an entire scale with the same rhythm in your repertoire. Therefore, it makes sense to practice your scales in different ways to become versatile and prepared for repertoire. I find that one of the best things about adding different rhythms to your scales is that it accentuates any problem you might have. For example, in a dotted rhythm exercise a shift in the left hand may occur during the fast rhythm. If you can execute the shift cleanly then you know you need to work on your shift. It’s all about finding weak spots in your technique and then improving them.

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