One issue that I run into a lot is barre passages that exhaust the hand—making it difficult to really get them practiced properly. Here’s a little video I put together about how you can kill three birds with one practice session:
1. Learn this kind of passage really, really, really thoroughly while….
2. keeping your hand from getting exhausted, and …
3. training your hand to relax whenever it needs to relax.
I find this same technique of practicing applies to most really difficult passages where my hand tends to hang onto tension and get tired.
An excellent instructional video. One of the best I have ever seen.
Probably the most masterful of any Barre Technique videos for classical guitar. I especially enjoy watching this on a large screen. You get the full effect of the three-way “cinerama”. The written music and two views of Mr Kauffman at work. Great tech work, Mr Kauffman, in illustrating-at a touch- each bunch of notes in the score of the tune which is being practiced.
What a beautiful, sweet sound he coaxes from his guitar. The persuasiveness is something so simple, –on the horizon–but so within reach.!!