Skill #4 : Arpeggios

It has been a busy week here at the studio. All the students are now back from summer break and my schedule is completely full. A problem which I am always very grateful to have. And still I managed to find some time to (finally) post the 4th installment of this program on guitar technique. This weeks exercise routine combines all the skills of the previous 3 weeks and voi la: Arpeggios!

I decided to get rid of the commentary portion of these videos. While my explanations might be helpful to some people, they are perhaps equally likely to hinder others. Technique is a process of discovery, hence all the repetition. The great Mike Watt (of the great band the Minutemen) used to say, “The knowing is in the doing.” So the less time you spend scratching your head trying to understand what I am saying and the more time you spend putting your hands on the strings, the sooner you will become a better guitar player.

It will probably save us both a lot of wasted time if I simply demonstrate the exercises and limit my commentary to “Wax on. Wax off.”

So with that said, here are the links to this week’s exercise printout…

…and this weeks YouTube play-along video.

Good luck and I’ll see you next week.

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