5 fret stretches! Any tips please GT people


karldali
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karldali
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04/01/2020 7:10 pm

Evening All,

Firstly, I hope you are all healthy and sane at this point in time and if you are not, then get well soon.

Secondly, Does anyone have any tips for stretching across 5 frets? I'm trying to learn Spanish Romance and there is a part that requires a barre on the 7th fret whilst plucking the high E on the 11th. I am practising daily but progress is slow. So, i'm hoping for some tips to give increased efficiency when i practise this part.

Apologies if this has already been discussed. I did a search but coudn't find a thread that helped.

Thanks in advance,

K


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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/01/2020 7:24 pm

Hey, there!

Originally Posted by: karldali

Secondly, Does anyone have any tips for stretching across 5 frets? I'm trying to learn Spanish Romance and there is a part that requires a barre on the 7th fret whilst plucking the high E on the 11th. I am practising daily but progress is slow. So, i'm hoping for some tips to give increased efficiency when i practise this part.

[p]That exact fingering stretch is used in Tarrega's Adelita. I cover it in this tutorial.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=265

That particular stretch is in lesson 6.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=10221&s_id=265

In order to build strength & dexterity in your pinky these exercises can help.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1829

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1292

Hope that helps!


Christopher Schlegel
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karldali
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karldali
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04/02/2020 8:17 pm

Hello Christopher!

Didn't realise the instructors would help and advise! That's great!

I will check out the links you have provided.

Thankyou very much :-)


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