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The Foundation Exercises



The "Foundation Exercises" are unlike any exercises you have seen, and yet, they are the key to mastering the guitar. They seem simple, but they give you the essential elements that go into building REAL guitar playing ability

They include:

 

* How to sit for practice so the body is relaxed and the fingers are able to learn.

* How to train the most primary left hand finger movements into the left hand...these movements must be learned with the proper  form and finger action before you can ever hope to play any type of scale at a fast speed on guitar.

* What you MUST know and do when training the right hand for strength, speed, and control.


Many guitar students have enormous playing problems simply because they have never been shown how to even sit with the guitar in a way that doesn't tense up all the muscles they need to control. I am dedicated to making this fundamental and essential training available to everyone who loves guitar. Because of that, I regularly review the practice efforts of anyone using "The Principles" in our Guitar Improvement Forum. You are invited to post your own video there, for my assesement.

Below, you will see a number of students who are working with the "Foundation Exercises" from "The Principles Of Correct Practice For Guitar".


Foundation Exercise: The Chair & Pillow

Learning to sit in a relaxed way with the guitar, the foundation of training the fingers.

 

Foundation Exercise: Right Hand String Shifting Exercise

Training the arm and upper body muscles to control the hand and pick.

 

Foundation Exercise: The Walking Exercises

Putting it all together. Achieving proper form on the left hand, while picking with strength and control....various speeds.

 



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