Practicing with structure and goals can greatly improve progress and also gives us a feeling of accomplishment. These 5 Technical Routines are designed to give a comprehensive technical workout at a beginner/intermediate level.
Each routine included in this book is graded for Level 2 and lines up with the other Level 2 components of Classical Guitar Corner. All of the techniques are taught in the Level 2 Technique & Musicianship course and several exercises are specifically geared towards the repertoire in the Level 2 Repertoire Book. This grading of material means that you will not be stumped by anything that is too difficult, but you might be pushed sometimes and that is a good thing.
I recommend learning all five routines so that you can play them straight through without stopping, then you can use them as part of your daily practice session five times a week. Over the course of those five days you will have covered a comprehensive practice schedule.
This edition includes:
- Open string arpeggios to warm up and focus on tone
- Slurs with rhythmic variations
- Fingerboard knowledge
- Shifting exercises
- Selections from Giuliani’s 120 Right Hand Studies
- Scales in tenths
- Right hand passage work
- Finger independence exercises
- Comprehensive scale work with rhythmic, dynamic, and articulation based variations