Scissors Exercise for I and M Alternation
Check out this exercise and learn how to play better scales and melodies.
This classical guitar exercise aims to help your right hand i and m alternation. Using opposing resistance, it both strengthens and trains the hand to deliver more “snap” when alternating fingers. This helps in both scale passages and arpeggios, and increases speed and preparation time for the individual right hand fingers.
You can use the rhythm below, or make up your own.
Hi, I’m Allen Mathews.
I started as a folk guitarist, then fell in love with classical guitar in my 20’s. Despite a lot of practice and schooling, I still couldn’t get my music to flow well. I struggled with excess tension. My music sounded forced. And my hands and body were often sore. I got frustrated, and couldn’t see the way forward. Then, over the next decade, I studied with two other stellar teachers – one focused on the technical movements, and one on the musical (he was a concert pianist). In time, I came to discover a new set of formulas and movements. These brought new life and vitality to my practice. Now I help guitarists find more comfort and flow in their music, so they play more beautifully.
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