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Old 03-02-2019, 05:04 PM
Trevor B. Trevor B. is offline
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I jumped the gun with my previous post so here's an exercise that might help.
Set your 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string (C note). Now play a one octave plus a major 2nd 1st position C scale ( up C D E F G A B C D down C B A G F E D C) while keeping your 3rd finger down on the 5th string throughout the scale. The ring and pinkie fingers are forced to make a 4 string stretch, one less than the requirement of the piece you're working on. When you're comfortable with this exercise add a two octave 1st position G major scale, holding your 3rd finger down on the 6th string G note throughout. Not only will you be able to play a host of classical guitar pieces when you've mastered these exercises but you'll be able to play Lyin' Eyes by the Eagles too!

Last edited by Trevor B.; 03-03-2019 at 11:52 AM.
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