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Technique Building Classical Piece

Brian Norris (80) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 150
Pages: 1 2 3

This finale of the piece is centered around pivot patterns. A lot of the patterns are the same, moving up the neck harmonically. This will definitely build up left hand strength so practice really slow so you picking hand is synchronized with your left.

A few notes:
  • Measures 12,13,16, & 17 are really an octave higher but the composer wouldn't register the 20th fret.
  • Use your third finger for the hammer-on in the E Major arpeggio at the end of measure 19. This sets your hand position up for the next sequence. The rest of the notes are downstrokes.
  • The picking pattern for the arpeggio in measure 22 is the same as in part 2 of the piece.


When you get all three parts of the piece under your fingers put it all together into one big classical suite. You can also isolate any part of this to build up a particular technique or to incorporate into your playing. Either way have fun!
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