Goal: JM Verdiales Grade 0

Project: Classical Guitar


Time Spent: 37 mins


This flamenco study focuses on thumb picking. I vary between picking solely using the thumb i.e. where the thumb moves freely to picking with the thumb as an extension of the wrist i,e, where I lock the thumb on to my first finger and move it as an extenion of the wrist. Both useful. The latter key in performing dowward slip picking and full swipes.

The free thumb comes into play when working on a second technicasl aspect of the study which occurs in measures 5 – 8. Here the thumb plays the same melody but the first finger (i) plays a pedal open E on the top string. Very typical flamenco.

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