For right hand studies, I have all of my students work from Christopher Berg's Giuliani Revisited. I would have a very bad day if I ever misplaced my own tattered, coffee-stained copy.
Specifically for the right hand, I practice no.s 40 and 41 with m, and a as well as i, and m. Another good set is no.s 61-64.And also no.s 81-84. And who could ever forget ni.s 97 and 98?
I certainly don't do all of these at the same time. But they are broken up into routines so that: 1. My workout is varied. 2. m and a are often challenged.
I also spend time doing speed bursts, and rhythmic variations. The speed bursts involve play 2 or 3 notes as fast and light as possible. Then 3 or 4 notes. 5 or 6, and so on. They are like little bursts or sprints. A handful of notes, but thought of as a single gesture. I also start at other places in the middle of the pattern. Concerning the rhythmic variations, Stanley Yates explains this well in his CLASSICAL GUITAR TECHNIQUE FROM FOUNDATION TO VIRTUOSITY. As one example, imagine a right hand pattern of 4 sixteenth notes. Good variations from this are as follows:
1. 2 thirty second notes, and two sixteenth notes.
2. 1 sixteenth note, 2 thirty second notes, and 1 sixteenth note.
3. 2 sixteenth notes, and 2 thirty second notes.
4. 1 thirty second note, 2 sixteenth notes, and 1 thirty second note.
If this is new to a student, I strongly suggest that less is more. I wouldn't try to do too much of this at once. Just a couple of minutes of some of this is MORE than enough in the beginning.
Dr. Todd Tipton, classical guitarist
Cincinnati, OH, USA (available via Skype)