Left Hand Preparation on Classical Guitar (and exercise download)

//Left Hand Preparation on Classical Guitar (and exercise download)

Left Hand Preparation on Classical Guitar (and exercise download)

Download the  Left Hand Preparation Exercise Here

2018-03-18T15:59:28+00:0014 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Bob March 18, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Thanks Simon,

    This exercise looks like it will help develop left hand finger independence as well as preparation – not at all easy but so necessary. Back to work….

    Bob

    • Dave Belcher March 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Indeed it will, Bob! Keep up the hard work!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  2. David Morris March 19, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Hi Simon,

    I have Mauro Giuliani’s Studies for Guitar op 1a. The exercises for the LH are similar and I use them as part of a 15 min/15 min/15 min practise session (as you suggested in a previous podcast). Will these also work as LH preparation exercises?

    David

    • Dave Belcher March 19, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Hi David,

      Yes, there are a great number of exercises in Giuliani’s book (such as nos. 3 and 4 for left hand) that would be great work for left-hand preparation (and the chromatic octaves exercise Simon presents is similar to some of Giuliani’s own).

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  3. Kari March 19, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Thank you for such a great exercise, Simon! Can’t wait to put it into my daily practice!

    • Dave Belcher March 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Kari! Hope you enjoy it!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  4. joannes March 19, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

    hi Simon,

    thanks, Very helpful video going to the next level
    Trying to get rid of old habits of not preparing my left hand accurately

    • Dave Belcher March 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Joannes,

      Old habits can indeed be hard to break, but this exercise really will prove quite helpful with perseverance. Keep up the hard work!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  5. Jeff Peek March 19, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Thanks, Simon. I like this so much I’ve added it to my daily practice.

    -Jeff

    • Dave Belcher March 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Jeff! Glad to hear!

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  6. JR March 20, 2018 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Wow, what a workout…thank you Simon.

  7. Adrian Hunter March 22, 2018 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Very useful refresher and workout — thanks.

    I think this is a fine example of elegant and efficient LH preparation, performed by the guy with the best hair in classical guitar:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URp8l8DMtj8&list=RDURp8l8DMtj8

    Adrian

    • Dave Belcher March 22, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Hi Adrian,

      Haha! Yes, Zoran definitely is a candidate for best hair in classical guitar, haha (Judicael Perroy is up there too!). He also uses excellent LH preparation in his playing. An excellent musician in all regards.

      Peace,

      Dave B (CGC team)

  8. Thon May 2, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    This is really helpful. I happened to be working on Bourree and I have that exact problem. Thank you Simon!

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