Reach development

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Reach development

Post by amade » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:00 pm

Aaron Shearer offered a number of reach development studies at the end of his volume "Slur, Ornament and Reach Development Exercises." I am wondering if the advanced players in this forum have other exercises to increase the stretch and comfort in passages that require more range of motion. For example, alternating a whole step with the 2 and 3 fingers in the first position (e.g., F# and G# on the first string), then increasing the range of motion by having the fingers play on separate strings while maintaining the two fret distance (ending with 2 finger playing an F# on the first string while the third finger plays a G# on the sixth string, still in first position).

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Re: Reach development

Post by Luis_Br » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:16 pm

I can't think other special exercises, you can really make your own. Carlevaro book 4 has some others.
Pay attention that you can solve most problems by proper hand positioning, arm rotation etc., rather than forcing your extensions.
Be careful to work your elasticity gradully in the very long term, stop in any signal of pain. They are potentially dangerous and might also bring unnecessary tension.

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Re: Reach development

Post by Traveller » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:12 pm

EVANGELOS BOUDOUNIS The guitar technique No 5 Stretchings are also exercises to stretch the left hand.

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