February 6th, 2017

1 practice session each day

Warmup:
Right Hand Burst 1
without thumb - big knuckles over tips of RH fingers
#2 articulation play/plant

RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai, 
ima
, iam

LH Hammmer-ons

E Minor Harmonic
tremolando (4 times each note)
im
ma

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Repertoire:
Study in D Major by Tarrega page 33
isolate 3 phrases

Andaluza
72, 90, 81, 108 bpm

Country Dance
72, 90, 81, 108 bpm

Scottish Dance

Andante

SET C (Sunday) Performance Mode

*Country Dance by Carulli
*Andante by Carulli
*Ecossaise / Scottish Dance by Giuliani
*Andaluza

January 9th, 2017

1 practice session each day

Warmup:
Right Hand Burst 1
without thumb - big knuckles over tips of RH fingers
#2 articulation play/plant

RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai, 
ima
, iam

LH Hammmer-ons

G Major Scale

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Repertoire:
Study in D Major by Tarrega page 33
isolate 3 phrases

Andaluza
72, 90, 81, 108 bpm

Country Dance
72, 90, 81, 108 bpm

Scottish Dance

Andante

SET C (Sunday) Performance Mode

*Country Dance by Carulli
*Andante by Carulli
*Ecossaise / Scottish Dance by Giuliani
*Andaluza

Branle Englese

Andantino by Carcassi

December 19th, 2016

1 practice session each day

Warmup:
Right Hand Burst 1
without thumb - big knuckles over tips of RH fingers
#2 articulation play/plant

RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai, 
ima
, iam

LH Hammmer-ons

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Repertoire:
Study in D Major by Tarrega page 33

Andaluza

Country Dance

Scottish Dance

Andante

SET C (Sunday) Performance Mode

*Country Dance by Carulli
*Andante by Carulli
*Ecossaise / Scottish Dance by Giuliani
*Andaluza

Branle Englese

Andantino by Carcassi

Anglaise / English Dance by Carulli

Hippocamp by Friedman

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Practice Approaches

November 28th, 2016

SET A - 2 practice sessions each day (~25 minutes each)

Right Hand Burst 1
without thumb - big knuckles over tips of RH fingers
#2 articulation play/plant

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 1&4
keep LH in same position on shift
lower shoulder - drop elbow

LH Finger Independence #3 - simultaneous hit both strings
12, 23, 34

Arpeggio patterns 1, 4, 5 - big knuckles over tips of RH fingers
Level 1 RCM page 10
72bpm triplet eighth

Study in D Major by Tarrega page 33

Andaluza

Country Dance

SET B
RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai, 
ima
, iam

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 2&4

November 14th, 2016

SET A - 2 practice sessions each day (~25 minutes each)

Right Hand Burst 1
without thumb - big knuckles over tips of RH fingers
#2 articulation play/plant

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 1&4
keep LH in same position on shift
lower shoulder - drop elbow

LH Finger Independence #3 - simultaneous hit both strings
12, 23, 34

Arpeggio patterns 1, 4, 5 - big knuckles over tips of RH fingers
Level 1 RCM page 10
72bpm triplet eighth

Andaluza

Study in D Major by Tarrega page 33

SET B
RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai, 
ima
, iam

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 2&4

October 24th, 2016

SET A - 2 practice sessions each day (~25 minutes each)

Right Hand Burst 1
without thumb
keep RH parallel to the guitar
#2 articulation play/plant

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 1&4
keep LH in same position on shift
lower shoulder
drop elbow

LH Finger Independence #3 - simultaneous hit both strings
12
23
34

Arpeggio patterns 1, 2, 5 - add 2 beats of silence
Level 1 RCM page 10
72bpm triplet eighth

Andaluza

Study in D Major by Tarrega page 33

SET B
RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai

ima

iam

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 2&4
keep LH in same position on shift

October 10th, 2016

SET A - 2 practice sessions each day (~25 minutes each)

Right Hand Burst 1
without thumb
keep RH parallel to the guitar
#2 articulation play/plant

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 1&3
keep LH in same position on shift
lower shoulder
drop elbow

LH Finger Independence #3 - simultaneous hit both strings
12
23
34

Arpeggio patterns 1, 2, 5 - add 2 beats of silence
Level 1 RCM page 10
72bpm triplet eighth

Andaluza

SET B
RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai

ima

iam

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 2&3
keep LH in same position on shift
lower shoulder
drop elbow

September 26th, 2016

SET A

Right Hand Burst 1
#2 articulation play/plant

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 1&2
keep LH in same position on shift
lower shoulder
drop elbow

LH Finger Independence #2
21
32
43
42
41
31

Arpeggio patterns 1, 2, 5
Level 1 RCM page 10
72bpm triplet eighth

Andaluza

SET B
RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai

ima

iam

Horizontal Ex 1 - fingers 3&4
keep LH in same position on shift
lower shoulder
drop elbow

Odair's Favorite Drill (LH - 2 fingers always on fretboard)
Variations A & B & C
80 bpm

Arpeggio patterns 3, 4, 5
Level 1 RCM page 10

September 12th, 2016

SET A

Right Hand Burst 1
listen for each individual note
balanced volume
articulation play/plant

Horizontal Ex 1
keep LH in same position on shift
lower shoulder
drop elbow

Arpeggio patterns 1, 2, 5
Level 1 RCM page 10
72bpm triplet eighth

RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

ami

aim

mia

LH Finger Independence #2
21
32
43
42
41
31

Odair's Favorite Drill
(LH - 2 fingers always on fretboard)

Variations A & B & C
start with your 4th finger fully collapsed, avoid locking 4th finger, keep palm close
minimize hand movement

Sight Read entire Level 1 book

August 15th, 2016

SET A

Right Hand Burst 1

Horizontal Ex 1

Arpeggio patterns 1, 2, 5
Level 1 RCM page 10
72bpm triplet eighth

RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

ami

aim

mia

LH Finger Independence #2
21
32
43
42
41
31

Odair's Favorite Drill
(LH - 2 fingers always on fretboard)

Variations A & B
start with your 4th finger fully collapsed, avoid locking 4th finger, keep palm close
minimize hand movement

Sight Read entire Level 1 book
3 pieces a day
up to page 17

SET B
Arpeggio patterns 3, 4, 5
Level 1 RCM page 10
72bpm triplet eighth

RH Three-Finger Rasqueados

mai

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