January 9, 2022

Walking Across The Strings With The Heavy Arm

I hope you enjoyed learning about  

  • 1
    The Light Finger
  • 2
    The Firm Finger
  • 3
    The Floating Arm
  • 4
    The Heavy Arm
  • 5
    All Aboard
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    Walking Across The Strings With Heavy Arm

Putting It All Together: The Foundation Exercises

I have listed above all the essential elements that must be in place before you will be able to learn to play guitar easily without struggle. 

These elements must be learned separately, which we do as we practice the Foundation Exercises in "The Principes Of Correct Practice For Guitar". When we reach the last few Foundation Excercises, we put all the elemetns together.  

The follwing exercise is how we begin to put these elements together.  We are going to walk all fingers across the strings with The Heavy Arm. Keeping the shoulder relaxed while fingers are playing is one of the secrets of great guitar playing. In this exercise, we introduce the arm to this feeling. Once you have it, you'll never want to play without it!

Even doing this much, and practicing it a few minutes a day, will radically change your guitar playing. If you want to see what this can lead to, as you finish the Walking Exercises from “The Principles of Correct Practice For Guitar”, click the button below, and I’ll show you a few students who did just that, and you’ll see how easy it is for them to use each finger with great control and relaxation.

Kier from London, Guitar Principles Student



I've recently started using "The Principles". I'm absolutely loving it so far. Your approach lines up perfectly with what I have learned in the past from meditation, yoga and lifting weights and seeing all the parallels is incredible and convinces me that your method will work for me.

I've been in a rut for a while, now I'm super excited about practice!

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