Solo Playing-Right-Hand Preparatory
This collection of right-hand exercises is intended to be a supplement to any beginning
guitar program. As a classroom guitar teacher, it is necessary to have plenty of classroom
material to fill the class time and keep students active in learning. Most published
beginning guitar methods are intended for individual use and not for the classroom.
Therefore, there is rarely enough materials for classroom activities.
This collection of right-hand exercises was written at the level of most third quarter/
second semester guitar students. These exercises introduce the chord shapes Am, E
and Dm. These exercises are intended to prepare the right hand for solo playing and
chord accompaniment. The twenty-one studies have been indentified as the most
used in beginning solo guitar repertoire. It is possible to use this book before note
These exercises may be used at all levels of playing. The twenty-one exercises are
divided into three groups of seven. Group one are the most common and easiest arpeggios
to perform. Group two are more challenging, and group three are the most
These exercises are ideal for third and fourth quarters/second semester students.