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Thread: fingerstyle exercises

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    fingerstyle exercises

    I've been cutting an hour or two from my shredding every day to work on fingerstyle guitar, particularly Celtic Fingerstyle. I have plenty of books and videos on it so I am fine for material for a while, but I would like to learn some good exercises for fingerstyle...not songs. The same way people use say alternate picking and string crossing exercises for lead guitar. Do any of you know any good exercises? Thanks
    "Every day you neglect your training it neglects you for two." -Bruce Lee

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    passionately calm
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    Mauro Giuliani's 120 right hand studies. Also, I'd reccomend "learning the classic guitar" volume one by aaron shearer.
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    yeah I've got volumes 1 and 2 by the Shearer method...good books. I don't need help with my left hand at all, the most difficult thing in either books is still only a warm-up, I just want to get my right hand to be as proficient as it is when I am holding a pick. That Maurio Giuliani book sounds like just the thing. Thank you very much.

    By the way, I want to start working on my tremolo, how is this done?
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    Tremolo is commonly done by using i m and a on the right hand (index, middle, ring) in that order on a single string. Essentially it's like doing triplets on one note with those fingers.

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    rest or free stroke?
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    Free stroke, and sorry, I mistyped above. It should be "a m i" for tremolo, not "i m a."

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    hmmm....that feels weird lol. So you are going backwards kind of? I need much practice at this
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    Yeah, it does feel weird, but that's the 'correct' way to do it.

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