Lesson: Right Hand Fingering Part 3 of 4 for Classical Guitar

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  1. s gm

    Very helpful video on the use of free and rest strokes! Extremely well explained! I also use the rest stroke on my thumb when playing arpeggio patterns. I find the thumb is much more stable with rest stroke. Thanks again for this lesson, as well with all your videos. Much appreciated and I always look forward to each one of your videos and the ones on your Primo Guitar channel as well! Thanks.

  2. Keith Masey

    Very good and detailed. I work on some of the Carcassi Etudes most days and as someone who thinks logically (or at least tries) your approach to rest vs free makes complete sense, and you articulated it rather well. As my primary guitar playing is on electric I realise I don't think about my thumb anywhere near as much as I should when it comes to technique on my acoustic or classical guitars.

    My approach as a musician is to interpret the piece whether it be Mozart or Metallica in a way I find pleasing and efficient. Great work , keep it up!

  3. ludwig amadeus

    Interesting discussion and lots of good points! I'll use the "practice with the rest stroke, play with the free stroke" trick from now on. 🙂

  4. ludwig amadeus

    Circa 6-7 minutes in: the volume may be (almost) the same, but the rest stroke still has more "meat" to it (more mid-low frequencies I guess?) – it can be heard in the video too.

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