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Classical Technique

I'am just crossing that realm into Classical Guitar or trying to at least. Some of the lessons in the classical section do not state how to position your fingers when playing the piece. (Ex. Lesson #14: Bach's Bourree in E Minor) I think you alternate between the ,index second and third fingers. I just don't want to pick up any bad habits off the bat. THanks
A real Blues nut.
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Re: Classical Technique

11/8/2000 11:23 PM

Christopher Sung (9641) wrote:

That would be my lesson, and the reason I didn't put in any suggested right-hand technique is because I don't know what it would be (yikes)

When I first started playing this piece years ago, I actually used my index finger to pluck every note of the high part (I don't recommend this). Jim Graham has some lessons which address some general right-hand technique, so you might want to check them out (go to Lessons and sort the directory by 'Member'). I would think that you could get away with some combination of your index, middle, and ring fingers for the high part, but now that I start to play through it, no one solution comes to mind.

Your thumb alone can definitely handle the bass part.

I imagine this post is probably not of much help. However, I think it's great that you're trying to prevent any bad habits before they start...


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Re: Classical Technique

11/9/2000 10:34 AM

Steve Suomu (680) wrote:

Some good guideline to follow:(if you are not familiar with the plucking hand fingerings- i=first, m=second, a=third)

1. alternate between i & m or m & a
2.when moving to a higher string use a higher finger ( ex. From the B string to the E string you would use i then m ,or m then a. m/i a/m is to awkward)
3.when moving to a lower string use a lower finger ( ex. From the E string to the B string use a/m or m/i)

Hope this helps.
Steve