Classical guitar master micro study 3 – both hands – is part of the #6stringinspiration series of short and sweet studies that target very specific ideas. These are for those who have very little time and want huge gains from tight focused practice ideas.
This micro study is the culmination of these studies below, make sure you have at least tried these studies below before attempting this.
Guitar Master Micro Study 3 – Coordinate both hands
This is a a fantastic exercise which not only trains your LH slur action but also works the coordination between both hands. Make sure you are strict on the RH and the strings they pluck.
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This exercise is begins with the strong combinations 124 and 421, and then works the weaker fingers. If you struggle with any particular combination begin with that first to strengthen it while you are mentally fresh.
Get the LH sorted first and then begin to utilize the RH as indicated in the dots above.
Note: This guitar master study uses the left hand only so that maximum concentration can be given to this exercise, which not only improves finger control but also has a bearing on tone production. Practice mindfully.
The key to this exercise is making sure both hands are relaxed, if not you will find some combinations will feel harder than others. Practice coordination the hands at a slow tempo, and relaxed, then step up the speed. Only when you feel that the hands are effortless: require no additional thought to execute.
Click the link below if you feel ready for a challenge, this micro study below is based on Brouwer’s Danza del Altiplano and works slurs and barres; basically a left hand workout and a half.
Or maybe you want to harmonize your practice? Check out this micro study which uses an idea from one of Rodrigo’s Concertos.
Want the Dots?
No music for this example, use the video above to walk through the exercise. However they will be forthcoming in a new classical guitar technique manual. If you want to be informed to when this will be published, join the CGRocks community below.