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Lesson: Slurs in Groups of Six and Rhythmic Accents

Closed Slurs in Groups of Six and Rhythmic Accents. Slurs (hammer-ons, pull-offs, in sextuplets) from page 89 in my technique book. Try to emphasize rhythmic groups of three in your accent pattern and follow the usual left hand technique advice…

Left Hand Horizontal Alignment Exercise

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…

Lesson: C Major Scale in 6ths for Guitar

A lesson on a C Major Scale in Sixths – Scales in 6ths follow the pattern of the harmonized major scale (same as the scale in 3rds). In this lesson I talk about the technique involved in playing the scale,…
Lesson: Alignment & Slur Exercise with Fixed Fingers

Lesson: Alignment & Slur Exercise with Fixed Fingers

Alignment and Closed Slurs (using fixed fingers) – This is from page 84 in my technique book (link below). Place the indicated fixed fingers on the third string and hold down for the entire line. Do not play the fixed…

Lesson: C Major Scale in 3rds for Guitar

C Major Scale in 3rds, Two Octaves for Classical Guitar – This is from page 77 in my technique book (link below). Scales in thirds are great for your technique, musical knowledge, and practice routine. There are an endless number…
Lesson: C Major Triadic Arpeggio for Guitar

Lesson: C Major Triadic Arpeggio for Guitar

C Major Triadic Arpeggio (Two Octaves) – A great all around exercise that involves plenty to think about in regards to left hand, right hand, shifts, and more. This exercise is from my book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales,…

Lesson: Skipping Strings Right Hand Exercise

This exercise is from 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. YouTube…

Lesson: Left Hand Vertical Stretch Exercises

This exercise is from 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. YouTube…

Lesson: Horizontal Stretch Exercise for the Left Hand

This exercise is from 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…

Barre Exercise for Classical Guitar

Lesson: Barre Exercise for Classical Guitar – This is Exercise No. 16 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. The technique of…