Classical guitar master micro study 5 – common fingers in coordination – 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.
Guitar Master Micro Study 5 – Common fingers with RH Coordination
This is 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.
LH: 1 2 & 3 4 1 4 & 2 3 1 3 & 2 4
RH: P P P I M A
(each finger adheres to its string, thumb plays all the basses, see video above)
This exercise is an awesome warm up exercise for both hands. Using common finger combinations in the LH with the RH sticking to certain guitar strings. The graphic above displays what the fingers should look like if you start with one set, 1 2, and then “walk” the next set, 3 4, and continue.
Get the LH sorted first and then begin to utilize the RH:
P for bass strings then, I M A on strings 3 2 1.
Note: This guitar master study is all about coordination, so make sure that the notes sound together, both hands in sync.
That is really all there is to this study, if you have practiced each hand in isolation you will find coordinating them a breeze. If you havent, it is going to be tough. So make sure you can play the RH securely, then the LH securely. It will then just be a case of practicing the coordination. This is a very important concept to grasp and will help with learning really complex pieces, such as a tremolo piece or even an arpeggio piece.
Here is the common finger combinations on there own. Make sure you can do this first.
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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.