January 9, 2022

the heavy arm on guitar

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
    Walking Across The Strings With Light Fingers & Floating Arm

Now it is time to Walk Across The Strings With Heavy Arm...

Directing Arm Weight Through All Fingers

Across the Strings

 The following 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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