Save time and improve your practice.
Each book of practice routines provides you with a structured and balanced technical workout that is comprehensive but not overwhelming.
If you don’t want to go to the effort of collecting and arranging all the exercises yourself, then these books will be very valuable to you.
5 structured practice routines
Comprehensive exercises covering all major techniques
Daily workouts that are manageable and focused
Spread your technical work out over a one-week period
Complete and ready to start immediately
There are four books available, just choose your level:
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
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