classical guitar slur exercise

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Want to beef up your speed, strength and agility?  Do this!

This slur exercise for classical guitarists builds strength and dexterity by combining “hammer-ons” and “pull-offs” in a pattern that utilizes the entire left hand.

The pattern is:
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The right hand plays only on the first note of each of the four groups. The other notes are slurred by the left hand alone.

You may stay in one position on one string and repeat this exercise, or move from one string to the next, move on one string up the neck a fret at a time, or create a different pattern to keep things interesting and measure repetitions.

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About Allen Mathews

Allen Mathews learned guitar as an adult, and has been a full-time guitar teacher for almost two decades to students age 4 to 96.  He has taught classical guitar at Reed College and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and has been a guest lecturer and clinician at schools and universities throughout the U.S.  Allen is often praised for his creative teaching abilities, and his dedication to helping adults learn classical guitar.  He has a popular Youtube Channel offering regular classical guitar tutorials, and has gained fans worldwide for his weekly emails and articles at ClassicalGuitarShed.com.





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