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Diagonal Movement

Post by Matthew McAllister » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:25 am

Hi,

I was working on a little diagonal movement yesterday during practice.



I hope you find it useful.

Matthew :D

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Re: Diagonal Movement

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 am

Additional exercise: non-stop irregular diagonal movements while looking and talking to the camera. :wink:
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Re: Diagonal Movement

Post by Matthew McAllister » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:44 am

Erik Zurcher wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 am
Additional exercise: non-stop irregular diagonal movements while looking and talking to the camera. :wink:
Ha ha! Multi tasking - the real route to classical guitar mastery!

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Re: Diagonal Movement

Post by Kent » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:33 pm

Thanks for this Matthew!
I have been doing something similar for years. Usually in the upper register, going up and down across all the strings. Learned it as a warm up from a old Clapton technique video, as a warm up exercise. I think your recommendations are better and now I will follow your guideline.
Always enjoy your contribution here. The best guitarists always share their knowledge as much as possible.

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Re: Diagonal Movement

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:35 pm

Kent wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:33 pm
...The best guitarists always share their knowledge as much as possible.
+1
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Re: Diagonal Movement

Post by Matthew McAllister » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:52 am

Kent wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:33 pm
Thanks for this Matthew!
I have been doing something similar for years. Usually in the upper register, going up and down across all the strings. Learned it as a warm up from a old Clapton technique video, as a warm up exercise. I think your recommendations are better and now I will follow your guideline.
Always enjoy your contribution here. The best guitarists always share their knowledge as much as possible.
My pleasure Kent, happy to hear these videos are helping.

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Re: Diagonal Movement

Post by Smith » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:34 pm

Another nice helpful video!
I like the idea of using four strings in the way you demonstrate, playing one way and then sort of reversing it like a mirror image, then moving the whole business along the length of the fretboard.
I often do this with any old chord on four strings or even three or two strings. Reversing the LH pattern really helps me find the ideal balance in the wrist and forearm.
Also when I do these types of exercises chromatically along the fret board I will nearly always incorporate at least one open string, just for fun.
My favourite thing you do is the speed bursts, changing tempo at will but very smoothly. I’m terrible at that. Thx for posting!

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Re: Diagonal Movement

Post by Matthew McAllister » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:58 am

Smith wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Another nice helpful video!
I like the idea of using four strings in the way you demonstrate, playing one way and then sort of reversing it like a mirror image, then moving the whole business along the length of the fretboard.
I often do this with any old chord on four strings or even three or two strings. Reversing the LH pattern really helps me find the ideal balance in the wrist and forearm.
Also when I do these types of exercises chromatically along the fret board I will nearly always incorporate at least one open string, just for fun.
My favourite thing you do is the speed bursts, changing tempo at will but very smoothly. I’m terrible at that. Thx for posting!
Happy to help! I will make a specific speed burst exercise video.

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