Classical Guitar Synchronization Exercise

//Classical Guitar Synchronization Exercise

Classical Guitar Synchronization Exercise

Did you find this lesson useful? Do you have your own exercise that you use for synchronization practice? Let us know in the comments below…

2018-06-03T14:42:32+00:00 22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. Colin Kirkpatrick June 3, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Good lesson but volume too low

    • Dave Belcher June 4, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Colin, for the feedback: I’m planning on getting a good shotgun mic very soon. In the video the guitar sounds adequate but I think you’re right that my voice is too low.

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  2. Rick June 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Excellent exercise and clear guidance on how to practice it. Thanks Dave.

    • Dave Belcher June 4, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      Glad you found it helpful, Rick!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  3. Richard Goldblatt June 3, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    I plan to try this exercise. Thank you David

    • Dave Belcher June 4, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome! Enjoy, Richard.

      peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  4. Gerard June 3, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Really excellent Dave and thanks. I find the most standout thing is the clarity with which you strike each note with the right hand. It’s almost pianistic and gives a beautiful bell like quality to your playing. Best Wishes.

    • Dave Belcher June 4, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the nice comment, Gerard!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  5. Nando June 3, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Good lesson…tks

    • Dave Belcher June 4, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome, Nando!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  6. Yemi Moses June 3, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Thanks Dave it was very useful I hope to get better with mine.

    • Dave Belcher June 4, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Glad to hear, Yemi! Enjoy it.

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  7. Indranil Dey June 4, 2018 at 12:28 am - Reply

    This is spider

    • Dave Belcher June 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      Hi Idranil,

      Yes, this is in many ways like the spider exercise and does work out left-hand finger independence like the spider. The great thing about this exercise is all of the other benefits it adds for both hands and especially synchronization of both hands. Thanks for the comment!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  8. Jeff Peek June 6, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Dave,

    I started practicing this with the original post. Thanks for adding the variations for both hands and explaining the many points one can address with this exercise. I will give these a try!

    Best,

    -Jeff

    • Dave Belcher June 10, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Hope you enjoy the variations, Jeff!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  9. Louis June 7, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Thanks Dave, What a “value packed” exercise! Just to focus on a tiny part of the whole, I’m reminded of the first Pumping Nylon exercise in Scott Tenant’s iconic warm up routine. The one where you play accross strings with one finger at a time. I remember when I first tried it and realized that I had to learn to completely release the pressure from the left finger before lifting it from the string to avoid accidentally sounding the string with the left hand finger. It deepened my left hand awareness and I’m sure this exercise that you show us here provides so many opportunities to increase awareness and achieve a richer physical relationship with the guitar. Thanks so much!
    Lou

    • Dave Belcher June 10, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Hi Lou, glad you are enjoying it! It’s very much like the finger-walking exercise in Pumping Nylon, yes. There are differences but it definitely has elements of that involved. It’s maybe more like a combination of that exercise, the spider, and Simon’s sticky fingers exercise! :)

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  10. joannes June 9, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Thanks Dave for the good explanation.
    very valuable.
    i need to reset my priorities, this one is now one of them especially with the use of the metronome.

    regards,

    Joannes

    • Dave Belcher June 10, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Hope you enjoy it, Joannes!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  11. Lawrence Matus June 13, 2018 at 11:27 am - Reply

    A very valuable exercise, great lesson.
    Thank you Dave,

    Lawrence

    • Dave Belcher June 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Glad to hear, Lawrence. Thanks for the comment.

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

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