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4 Responses to PMI Arpeggio Pattern

  1. Paul Carpenter November 15, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    Allen, many thanks for the speedy reply. I have just watched the video- it’s under the heading of of Arpeggios 1 in level 3A. Your description of the second prepped ‘floating finger’ being pulled into the string immediately after the first finger has played is exactly how it feels to me! Onward & upwards- loving it. Kind regards, Paul.

    • Allen November 15, 2017 at 10:11 am #

      Great! Nice work!
      All the best,

  2. Paul Carpenter November 15, 2017 at 1:50 am #

    I am giving a lot of time trying to master these arpeggio techniques using your” Arpeggio Patterns for Practice” work sheet, & i can honestly say that after bicycling through PIM & PMI for a couple of years , I am now starting to see a considerable improvement in fluidity, tone & speed. My question is : PIM After the P plays I & M throw out & I preps on the string & M preps but it hovers over its string . Then when I plays it feels as if the M is pulled into its string & plays ( the same happens during PMA., but in reverse ). What I would like to know is should I continue to strive to prep the IM fingers exactly together or is the 95% partial prep of the second finger ok?
    I have just joined the Woodshed ( currently in my second year at Classical Guitar Corner ) & can say that I have already seen a considerable improvement in my arpeggio technique. Many thanks for such well thought out & presented lessons. Kind regards, Paul

    • Allen November 15, 2017 at 8:01 am #

      Hi Paul,
      Thanks for the note and question. And congratulations on the improvements!

      It sounds like what you’re doing is perfect.
      When we first start working with these movements, prepping both at the same time is useful (to break the habit of the one-at-a-time playing). Over time, the second finger to play can ‘float’ above its string, then prep on the string as the previous finger plays.

      Since you’re a member, you can access this: there’s a video called “Arpeggios 2.0” in level 3A, in the Arpeggios section. It talks about this.

      Let me know if you need anything,
      All the best,

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