Best arpeggio studies/exercises?

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Re: Best arpeggio studies/exercises?

Post by alfred » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:16 pm

The best exercises are the ones you make yourself. I use exercises I find to create my own and tailor them to my specific needs. In doing so I target exactly what I have problems with/wish to improve. I find it improves my visualization of the fretboard and understanding of theory too.


Re: Best arpeggio studies/exercises?

Post by chrisliang » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:09 pm

Fernando Sor : etude-17-(opus-6-11) (pima-imai-maim)
Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra or El Ultimo Tremolo (Una Limosnita por el Amor de Dios) by Augustin Barrios (pami)
Bach: (BWV846) Prelude in C by (ppima-ima)
Bach: (BWV999) Prelude (pima-mimi-pipi)
Romance de Espana Traditional or Etstudio in E minor by Tarrega (pami-ami-ami-ami)
Etude 1 in E minor by Heitor Villa-Lobos by (pipi-pmia-maim-pipi)
Study in A- Matteo Carcassi (pim-aim-aim-pim)
Prelude 8 in A Major by Francisco Tarrega (pim)
Caprice in D minor by Carcassi (pimi-aimi)

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Re: Best arpeggio studies/exercises?

Post by Rahul » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:33 pm

Larry McDonald wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:21 am

There are many etudes for the right-hand, Estudio Brilliante by Tarrega is one of my favorites.

Regardless of the studies that you choose, I would be sure to cultivate the full and sequential planting techniques, which eventually develop into to what Martha Masters calls, "The Instantaneous Plant". You can read about this in her recent -and marvelous- book.

If you are not already acquainted, you might want to check out a book by Richard Provost called "Classic Guitar Technique, Vol. 3 "Advanced Arpeggios".

All the best,
Larry McDonald

What's the name of the book?



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Re: Best arpeggio studies/exercises?

Post by Larry McDonald » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:52 pm

It's called...Reaching the Next Level: A Method for the Experienced Classical Guitarist
Dr. Lawrence A. McDonald, D.M.A., Art Kaplan Fellow
Author of The Conservatory Tutor for Guitar
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Royal Conservatory Advanced Guitar Instructor
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