Archive for the 'Technique' Category

Freestroke/reststroke alternation

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

This page discusses alternating between freestroke/reststroke along with a video lesson.

Often new players practice freestroke and reststroke so much that they begin to look at each method in a vacuum, forgeting that both must be used interchangeably. You must find “the spot” where you can change between the two at will, without any awkward hand [...]

Thumb technique

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

This page discusses thumb technique along with a video lesson.

The finger that is often left to it’s own devices is the right-hand thumb. The thumb is just like any other finger, and should be practiced with as much attention as the others. Often I have seen new players pluck a string with their thumb and [...]

Reststroke technique

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

This page discusses reststroke technique along with a video lesson.

In the beginning new players tend to learn to play in reststroke in a fast manner, and rarely take the time to go slow and really focus their movements and finger alternations. If you are new to the classical guitar, now is the perfect time [...]