Two Technical Exercises

Left Technique: Exercise A. Slur exercises are an essential part of our basic technique. This one uses combinations that have proven beneficial. Independence and rhythmic accuracy in fingers 234 can for some be problematic. They are for me!! I often repeat beats one and two for this reason.

Right Hand Technique: Exercise B. The study of some form of rasgueado technique is a must for classical guitarists. I will often play simple one-finger rasgueados before or during scale practice. This exercise helps with left and right hand coordination as well as with developing one-finger rasgueados. In warming up I will play down and up thumb strokes on strings 6 and 5 as well.