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FABIO CARRAFFA

PERFECT
GUITAR
CONTROL
INDEX

Introduction......................................................................................................................................................................................................2
How to use this book...............................................................................................................................................................................................2
How to practice...........................................................................................................................................................................................................4

CHAPTER 1
WARM UP

Fingers indipendence...............................................................................................................................................................................................6
Right hand warm up..............................................................................................................................................................................................12
Synchrony.................................................................................................................................................................................................................15
Stretching............................................................................................................................................................................................................20
Strengthening.................................................................................................................................................................................................23
The spider...................................................................................................................................................................................................................27

CHAPTER 2
COORDINATION

One string exercises...............................................................................................................................................................................................33


Two strings exercises..............................................................................................................................................................................................34
Six strings exercises...............................................................................................................................................................................................34
String skipping exercises.....................................................................................................................................................................................36
Symmetrical orientation.....................................................................................................................................................................................37
Melodic exercises on scales................................................................................................................................................................................41

CHAPTER 3
EAR-TRAINING

Introduction...................................................................................................................................................................................................45
The musical ear.........................................................................................................................................................................................................45
Absolute and relative ear.....................................................................................................................................................................................46
Learning process......................................................................................................................................................................................................47
Major scale..................................................................................................................................................................................................................47
Major scale 7th dominant....................................................................................................................................................................................49
Natural minor scale...............................................................................................................................................................................................50
Harmonic minor scale...........................................................................................................................................................................................51
Pentatonic minor scale..........................................................................................................................................................................................51
Blues scale...................................................................................................................................................................................................................53
Major arpeggios........................................................................................................................................................................................................53
Minor arpeggios........................................................................................................................................................................................................55
Mixed arpeggios........................................................................................................................................................................................................57
Chords recognition.................................................................................................................................................................................................59
Creative exercises...................................................................................................................................................................................................60

Conclusions.......................................................................................................................................................................................................63
Author..................................................................................................................................................................................................................64
Aknowledgments...............................................................................................................................................................................................64
INTRODUCTION

PERFECT GUITAR CONTROL is a book dedicated to guitarists of any level and musical genre and is the
ideal book for those who want to get perfect control of their guitar technique.

Through the exercises of WARM UP and COORDINATION, you will get to develop total control of your
hands on the fretboard, to develop superb coordination between left and right hand and to develop precision
control of the picking.

In addition to this, you will find in the last chapter the EAR TRAINING exercises that are essential for the
relative musical ear development. This chapter will be of great help, even mental, to become familiar with the
tone of the notes and the intervals recognition related to the scales.
With these three elements of study, with targeted practice in a constant and intensive way, you will soon be
able to get perfect control of your guitar.

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

First of all, let’s take a look at the various graphics used in the book.

CHAPTER 1 - WARM UP
For each exercise you will find two graphs:

Graph 1 The first graph represents the pattern placed on the gui-
tar neck seen from above: the first line at the bottom is the
6th string (low E), the first line at the top is the 1st string
(high E). The numbers below the graph represent the frets,
the white circle on the fretboard indicates the starting
note of the pattern, while the white square, also placed on
 the fretboard, represents the final note of the sequence.

This representation is very useful in terms of photographic memorization.

Graph 2h = 60

B B DB BDB BDB BDB


: 64 BDBDB B B B B B DB
1

D D
B DB B DB DB B
The second graph represents the tablatu-
re. It shows exactly where to put the fin-
" # $ % gers of the left hand on the guitar neck and,
" # $ %
c " # $ % above all, which fingering should be used.
" # $ %
" # $ %
" # $ %
1 2 3 4

The representation of the strings in the tablature is like that of the first graph: the first line at the bot-
tom is the 6th string (Low E), while the first line at the top is the 1st string (high E). The numbers on
the lines indicate the frets to press, while the numbers inside the circles indicate the fingering to use.

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Chapter 2 - COORDINATION
For each exercise you will find two graphs:

Graph 1 The first graph represents the pattern placed on the gui-
tar neck seen from above: the first line at the bottom is the
6th string (low E), the first line at the top is the 1st string
(high E). The numbers below the graph represent the frets,
the white circle on the fretboard indicates the starting
note of the pattern, while the white square, also placed on
 the fretboard, represents the final note of the sequence.
This representation is very useful in terms of photographic memorization.
Graph 2

: 64 B B
B DB B DB BDB B BDB BDB F B DB F B DB F B DB B F BDBF BDB
1

The second graphic represents the tabla-


ture. It shows exactly where to put the fin-
gers of the left hand on the guitar neck and,
c above all, which fingering should be used.
" # $ % & ' ( ) * "! "" "# " # $ % & ' ( ) * "! "" "#
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

Even here, the representation of the strings is like that of the first graph, the first line at the bot-
tom is the 6th string (low E), while the first line at the top is the 1st string (high E). The numbers on
the lines indicate the frets to press, while the numbers inside the circles indicate the fingering to use.

CHAPTER 3 - EAR TRAINING


For each exercise you will find two graphs:

Graph 1 The first graph represents the pattern placed on the gui-
tar neck seen from above, the first line at the bottom is the
6th string (low E), the first line at the top is the 1st string
(high E). The numbers below the graph represent the frets,
the white circle on the fretboard indicates the starting
note of the pattern, while the white square, also placed on
 the fretboard, represents the final note of the sequence.
The “x” in the frets corresponds to the missing note to be memorized and to sing.
This representation is very useful in terms of photographic memorization.

B BBBB
Graph 2

B B B B BBBB
: 64 BB B B B BBBBB
1

The second chart represents the tablature


that will show you exactly where to put the
& ) & fingers of the left hand on the guitar neck
& ) ) &
c & ( ( & and, above all, which fingering should be used.
& ( ( &
& ( ( &
) ) & &
4 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 4 1

Even in this case, the representation of the strings is like that of the first graph, the first line at the bot-
tom is the 6th string (low E), while the first line at the top is the 1st string (high E). The numbers on
the lines indicate the frets to press, while the numbers inside the circles indicate the fingering to use.

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how to practice
All the exercises in this book have been chosen in a capillary way to prepare the articulations for most
of the basic movements that you will have to be faced by studying or playing live. These exercises ensure
results without damage, they will also help you to improve the coordination, strength, and flexibility of the
fingers, coordination between the right and left hand and the musical ear development.
A constant exercise combined with calm and patience will allow you, within a few months, to achieve im-
portant and unexpected results!

Exercise tips:

1) Start to practice the exercises always using the metronome or a drum machine.
2) Memorize the exercise paying particular attention to the picking movements and, in any case, to the
cleanliness of the notes. These exercises are to play with the alternate picking.
3) Start practicing every single exercise starting slowly (50/60 BPM) and increasing the metronome speed
slowly and gradually.
4) Playing the exercises keep the fingers of your left hand bent like a “hammer”.
5) Press the notes with your fingertips.
6) Let each note play clearly.
7) All notes must play at the same volume.
8) Follow the fingering carefully.
9) Keep the other fingers close to the strings and once you have become familiar with the exercise, try to
keep your fingers in position until a new movement is required.
10) Don’t spend too much time on a single exercise. It has been shown that the human mind learns so-
mething well for about 20 minutes, then it starts to get tired especially in case of excessive repetitiveness
of a single exercise. Take a break every 20 minutes and/or when you feel soreness, burning or pain in your
hand and forearm tendons.
11) While you practice concentrate on trying to keep your hands and forearms relaxed.
12) If an exercise fails after several attempts, free your mind by doing another exercise. This could make
you nervous, and a nervous mind is a mind that doesn’t learn.

Use of the metronome:

There are different ways to use the metronome. The only one I like and which has always given me the
best results is what I call: two steps forward - one step backward.
Here’s what it consists of:

1) Choose an exercise to learn or improve.


2) Set the metronome to a very slow and very comfortable speed, such as 80 BPM, and set a number
of repetitions (such as 10) for the exercise.
3) After repeating the exercise, increase the metronome speed of 10 points (90 BPM). Practice 10
more times, committing yourself to keep your playing as clear and precise as possible.
4) After this cycle of repetitions, set the metronome 5 points less (85 BPM) and repeat the exercise
10 times.
5) Starting from 85 BPM, Repeat steps 3 and 4 up to the most extreme speed, trying to keep the
exercise as clean and precise as possible.

Once you have finished the exercise, write down all the last speed reached with the metronome and
every time you resume the same exercise, start again a little less than the last speed you reached.

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CHAPTER 1

WARM UP
FINGERS INDIPENDENCE

RIGHT HAND WARM UP

SYNCHRONY

STRETCHING

STRENGTHENING

THE SPIDER

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sol RE la mi

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FINGERS INDIPENDENCE

These exercises develop the independence capacity of the fingers 

of the left hand.

   


In this section, I have divided the exercises into 4 groups, starting from those that start with  
the 1st finger

 
   
up to those that start with the 4th finger.  


One thing I want to clarify is that you don’t necessarily have to do the exercises one after the other.
Feel free to take what you need, trying, however, to vary the exercises as much as possible every time you
start your workout.
sol RE la mi
    
    
For this series of exercises, you 
will have to use alternate picking.
   
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EXERCISE 01

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 and 17th    
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EXERCISE 04

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1

  
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15th and
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1

  
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 and 17th    
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EXERCISE 11

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1

  
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# " % $

­        2 1 4 3      

  
  and17th position.          
  15th 
        

     
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, ­9th, 12th,

8      
        
   
         

 
17
         

sol RE la mi

    
    

   
sol RE la mi
 
    
    
    
   
       



              
 h = 60  
EXERCISE 12

DB F B
    : 64 DB F B DB F BDB F B BDB B DB B DB F B    

 DB DB F B  

  
1

   
  
    B DB 
DBFB
    

DB F B
 

   

  

c   
 # " % $ #     
 


" % $
      # " % $ # " % $ # " % $ 
                # " %  $
     2 1 4 3   

      
        
 
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th,    
    
9th,
sol12th,
RE 15thla
and 17th
mi position.

   
        

         
sol RE la mi
    
    
   
 
         

   
    


    
         
      
 h = 60  
EXERCISE 13

  B DBDB F B BDBDBF B

 64 B B B
BDB  BDB B DB  DB    
 :
 D F   
1

  
B B
D F  
    B B B B    
€    
D D

     
  
 

c     
        $ % # "
$  
     
 

  
€
       $ % # "

% # "
  
           $% #  "          
$ % # "

 ­    
$ % # "
  
            
3 4 2 1


    
  la 17th      
        
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th,
 9th,sol RE
12th, 15th and mi position.

­
 

    
    
 la    
mi      
        
 sol RE
      
     
 
    
    
 
         

     
    
 
          17
17
         

EXERCISE 14
   h = 60  
  B DB DB F B BDB 
  
  : 4   DB F BDB BF B DB B DBB DB B   
6
  
1

DB BDB BDB

       B B
€             
 D F 
 

         $ % #  " $ 
 
% # "
    
 

c   $ % # "  


  
€

                    $ % # "  $ % # "  


$ % # "

­        3 4 2 1      

  
  and17th position.
 15th          
 
        

   
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, ­9th, 12th,
   
    
    
     
        
  
     
    
    
      
  
         

     
    
 
          17
17

 
EXERCISE 15          

 h = 60  
   64 B B B B B B DB B BDBDB
    :  B DB BDB B DB DB D F  D  
1

    B 
BDB  B B B    
€    
D D
    
        
c     $  
     
$ " # %

  
€
       $ " # %

" # %
  
           $" #  % $ " # %         
$ " # %
    
­    

  
3 1 2 4
     
  and17th position.
         
  
        

     
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, ­9th, 12th, 15th
     
        
   
9
         

 
17
         

sol RE la mi

    
    

   
sol RE la mi
 
    
    
    
   
       



              
 h =B60 DB   
EXERCISE 16

    : 64 B DB B BDBDBDBDBF B B B B DB    


 DB  DB  

1

  
       B B B B  B
   BDB 
 D D
 
        

  $ " # % $     
 

       " # %
$ " # % 
   c
 
$ " # %

               $ " # %
 $ " #  %
     3 1 2 4   

       
        

Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th,    
    
9th,
sol12th,
RE 15thla
and 17th
mi position.

   
        

         
sol RE la mi
    
    
   
 
         

   
    


    
         
      
 h = 60  
EXERCISE 17

   64 
B B B B B DBDB B BDBDB
B
B DB  BDBDB B D     
 :
   
D F
1

  
B B
 D 
    B B  B B D    
€    
D

     
  
 

c     
       $ 
 
      
$ " % #
 

  
€
       $ " % #

" % #
  
           $3"1 %4 #          
$ " % #

     2 
$ " % #
  
­    

        
    
  la 17th      
        
 sol RE
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 15th and position.

­ mi
   
    
    
   
la mi       
        
 RE
      
       
sol
    
    
 
         

     
    
 
          17
17
         

EXERCISE 18
   h =B60 DB  
  64 B DB B BD B
  DBDBDB B F B B DBDB B B   
 :
 DB  
1

  
B B

       D B B B B
€     
D

      
  D 
 

       c  $ " %  # $  " % #
   
 

      


  

€

                   $ " % #  $ " % #  


$ " % #


$ " % #

­        3 1 4 2    
 
  

   and17th position.          
  
        

  
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, ­9th, 12th, 15th

             
    
    

        
 
             
    
    
 
         

      
    
  17

  
         

         17
 h = 60   DBF B
EXERCISE 19

  64 B B B DB F BDB F B DBF B
  : DB F B  DBF B B DB  D F B   
1

   D
    B B  B B B D B    
€     
D F D F

   
 
 
 
 
      c     %  

% $ # "
      
 $ # "

  
            %$ #  " % $ # "           
€ % $ # "
% $ # "
  
­        4 3 2 1    

  
  and17th position.         
  15th 
        
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th,

     
­

10      
        
   
         

 
17
         


    
    

  
           
    
    
    
   
 

DB F BDBF B BDBF B
     h
DB F BDB F B      
  
   
 
= 60

:
6 
EXERCISE 20

DB DB F B B  
  4
  DB DB F BBDBDBF BDBF B
1
   

  
      
    
  
% $ # " 
 
 
 
 
sol RE   la mi
c   % $ # "

% $ # "  
sol RE la  mi 

   % $ # "
    
% $ # "
   % $ # "

                  
   
 4 3 2 1

  15th and 17th position.


    
    
        
   
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th,
         
    
    
  
        
     
 
 

              


 F B 

h = 60
         
B B B
        

:
  B
DB DB F B
B D
EXERCISE 21

DB BF B DB B B DB  
6 D F D F
 

 DB DB F B F B  B
  4
1

B B
    

  
  D F DB    
        
         

sol RE  

la mi

c  
 
 
  % # $ " % # $ " 
 
    % # $ " % # $ "

 % # $ "

sol RE la mi
% # $ "

  
€    
   
      4 2 3 1

      


 
    
    
     
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th,  
 15th
     
      
    

€

9th,12th, and 17th position.
               
    
    
     

        
              
­       

DB F B      
  

h = 60
        
         

   


B B  
:   DBDB F B F B B BDBDB DB B F B  
EXERCISE 22

  64 D F
 
    
 B  
1

 B B
   

    
­
      D D B F D B
 DBDBF BF B  
                
         

sol           
  c 
% # $ " 
% # $ "  
% # $ "
RE la mi
     
1

sol RE la mi
% # $ "
  
€    
  
% # $ "
17
  
% # $ "

     
      
        
 4 2 3 1

 
    
    

€  15th
  
                     
    
    
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, 9th,12th, and 17th position.
   
    
    
    
        
     
h =60
     
­      6 
   
         
DB BDBF B 


        
         
 B  B
: DB BDB  
EXERCISE 23

 DB B BF B B DB B  


D F 
 
    4  
 DB B
1

B B
    

         DB B DB F B              


D F D
    
­


         

          % " # $ % " # $ 


  c      
     
1
 % " # $


% " # $
   17
% " # $
  
€      
% " # $

                       
 4 1 2 3

   and
    
    
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th,  15th
€
9th,12th,
   17th position.            
   
   
    
    
    
    
               


        
      
h = 60
 
DB B DB F B DB F B 
        
         
     
   B B 
EXERCISE 24
6  BDB BDB DB B B F B 
­  

     : 4   D   
1

B DB B B
                     DBBDBF B  
D D F
    
­


         

  % " # $     
      c   % " # $
   
     
1
 % " # $


% " # $
   
% " # $
   % " # $
€       4 1 2 3
17

        
             

 12th, 15th
  and    
       
     
Repeat the pattern in 5th, 7th, €
9th, 17th position.

  
          11 
  
­    
        


         

sol RE la mi



RIGHT HAND W   UP
ARM

   


 

 
   
The following exercises favor the coordination development between the left hand and  
the right hand, the
control development of the alternate picking, the rhythmic sense development (timing) and the care of the
sound cleanliness. 
For all these series of exercises use the alternate picking.

The first exercise of this series is a chromatic exercise. It starts from the first position up to the twelfth.
    
    

la mi 
The left hand will cover threepositions, the first, the fifth and the ninth.


   
       
    
    
   
sol RE
 
    
   
 
sol RE la mi
         
 h =  B 
EXERCISE 25

    3 B DB B DB BDB B 
BDB BDB
60

      
   : 4      
1

    

    Repeat     
 star- 
 

   
the pattern

     
" # $ % & ' ( ) * "! "" "#


 ting from the B, G, D, A,

 
c
  
   
and E string.
   
               
    
 

 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4  

      
        
  
        

         

Now Let’s see the same exercise in reverse, starting from the twelfth position up to the first.
    
    
previousone can also be done on the  other strings, don’t limit yourself!
This exercise and the    
    
  la  mi

 
       
         

 sol RE
   
sol RE la  mi 


       
  
EXERCISE 26


  
h =
B DB F B DB F B BDB F B B B
60

  
€
    3   D F DB F B    
   
: 4         
1

            
      
   
          
€
"# "" "! * )( ' & % $ # "  from  the B, G, D, A, 
Repeat the pattern star-
  
   
     and E string. 
ting


 
c
   
­        

   
            
         4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 4 3 21        
 


­


           
            
 
        
1
         

For the next exercise, pay    


    
attention to fingering and picking and perform the exercise in a clear and clean 17
way.  
    

         

          
    
    

   
              
  
EXERCISE 27

DB F B B DB B F B B
h
 B
 = 60

  
€ 
   24       
 
     
:        
1


€
      Repeat
  the pattern starting from 
        B, G, D,A, andE string. 
     
  c     
( * ) "! * "! ) "!
  
the

­   
      
                

­          1 3 2 4 3 4 2 4         


           
            
12  
         1

         


17


sol RE la mi

    
    
The next chromatic exercise
sol REdevelops,
 la
 
in particular, the control of the little finger. Start slowly and play in a
mi
    

        
    
    
clear way.
   

   
              
 h = 60   
EXERCISE 28

    2  B DB BB F B 


    


  
  
   :
  
4 B
 B   B    
1

 D  

      the pattern on allother 



   
     Repeat
 
 

    c    strings.
    & ' ( ) * ) ( '  
                
     1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1  

      
        
 
    
    
sol
usesRE la mi
The next chromatic exercise an open

A note.

of the little finger.
        
la control


               
    
    
Even in this case pay attention
sol REto the mi
 

         


 
              
  
EXERCISE 29          

h = 60

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EXERCISE 32

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B DB FB B BDB B B
  
1
   
       
   
 

       
  

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EXERCISE 33          

B DB B F B B B B
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EXERCISE 34          
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EXERCISE 35
   h = 60  
  
    2 B DB F B  BDB    
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three notes per string. For    
    
this series of exercises, you have to use the alternate picking.
in different fretboard
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Remember also to play each 
exercise

          
    
    

   
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EXERCISE 36

B DB DB 
    
  B


   6   B B B B D  
 
B
DB   
D
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1

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EXERCISE 37
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1
6 D  3  
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EXERCISE 38          

  
 
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3

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EXERCISE 39
­   h = 60
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EXERCISE 40

  
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3

   
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3

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EXERCISE 41

   B B B B B B 3 B 3
    : 4 6
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B B B  3    
B
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1

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B
B  B B FB   
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EXERCISE 42

    3
B B DB B 
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3

 : 64 
  
   B B B
1 3

 
B DB B DB  
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3

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3  
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EXERCISE 43
   h = 60 3 
   B
64 B DB B DB B B B F B
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3
  
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1

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EXERCISE 44

   B B DB B 
   DB B DB B B    
B

B  
3

3    
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  B DB B DB 
3
  
B B
1

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3

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3  
   
3

     

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EXERCISE 45
    
B
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B DB DB B B DB F B  3  3
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The next series of exercises
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ternate picking and the sound cleanliness. For this series of exercises, you have to use the alternate picking.
    
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EXERCISE 46

        
     

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= 60
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EXERCISE 47

  h = 60
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     2 B B B B     
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DB B B B    
1

    
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    the exercise
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EXERCISE 48

 2  DB B  B B
h = 60

  
   
  
   
  
B B
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1

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Repeat exercise

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EXERCISE 49
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   h = 60 
  
  

: 4 
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B B  
    

 
 
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12th, 15th, and 17th position.
 

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EXERCISE 50

   17


  
  

: 4 
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D  B  B 
B B  
    

 
 
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 h = 60  
EXERCISE 51

  
    2 B DB  B B    
   : 4 B
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c     '  position. 
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EXERCISE 52

2 

   h = 60

B DB B B B B      



     
   

  
B
  
   : 4  B   
 
D D
1


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12th, 15th, and 17th position.
exercise


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EXERCISE 53
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   h = 60 
  
  

: 4 
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B
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B  
    

 
 
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1


   the   
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12th,  
15th, and 17th position.

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EXERCISE 54

   17


  
  

: 4 
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B
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EXERCISE 55
   h = 60  
  
    2 DB B B B     
   : 4  B  B B B    
1

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 the exercise
 in 5th,7th, 9th,
 

Repeat

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12th,

15th, and 17th position.
   


  
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The next exercises develop the stretching of the left hand. 
sol RE la mi
For this series of exercises, maximum caution is required since
siderable effort on the muscles

the lengthening of the fingers requires con-
sol RE and la tendons
mi of the left hand. So, if you feel burning or pain, stop and relax
your arm and hand; resume exercising after a few minutes 
and in any case after the problems disappear.
    
    

   
For all these series of exercises,
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B DB B F B BDB BF B B B B DB    
EXERCISE 56
   

 
 
= 60

  
  3     
  
   : 4      
1

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EXERCISE 57


 
  h = 60
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1
3
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other strings. 
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h = 60
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  34   B B   


B B B B B
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1

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Repeat the pattern 
      
1
other strings.

     

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17
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EXERCISE 59
­         h =60          

   B
DB DB B B B B B B B
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1

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Repeat 1

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17
other strings.
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EXERCISE 60

  
   


2    
  
 
  

  
    : 4      
1

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Repeat

     
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c
  
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la mi
   
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EXERCISE 61

  
sol

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   : 8      
1

     
 
 
 
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other strings. 
   
   


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of the left

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in
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EXERCISE 62

  3 3 B  
     B B  
   
 
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4 D 
D F  
B
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EXERCISE 63
    
  B B
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B

 D DB  F B DB B F B
3

    : 44 B B B B      
3

 
1

    
     
 
3
3

 
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in 7th,9th, 12th,

€
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( ) & (  &
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15th, and 17th
c
             

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&

  
   
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EXERCISE 64

  DB DB DB 

 B B
3

  B   B   
   44
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3

  B
B B B   3
  :      
1



   

     3    


  
 

  
     
    
Repeat  the exercise
 

  
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in 7th, 9th, 12th,

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( &
   
( & position.
        
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EXERCISE 65
   h = 60  
  B B B B
 3
  
  : 44  B B B B DB B     
D   
3

  3  3  
  B
1

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D
    
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(      
 
in 7th,9th, 12th,
 
 

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& 15th, and 17th
 
   
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EXERCISE 66          
         17
 h = 60  
  3 
B B B
  : 4 4 DB  B
DB F B DB F B      
  

   D
3

  B B
  B    3
   
1

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3    
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in 7th,9th, 12th,
 
 

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EXERCISE 67
   h = 60 3 
   
B
44 B DB B DB DB F B B B    
  
D BF DB
3

   :    
1

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3


       
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The next exercises develop the independence ability of the fingersof the left hand and prepare

   
them for


 

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the use of chords and arpeggios.    
 
The secret of these exercises is in the procedure: play the first note,
note, stop the sound and play the third note and so on, trying to
keep the sequence of notes fluid and con-
stant.

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EXERCISE 87

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EXERCISE 88
   h = 60  
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EXERCISE 90
   h = 60  
  
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EXERCISE 91

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   h = 60  
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EXERCISE 93
    
 
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D
  
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EXERCISE 94
   h = 60  
  
    24 DB B B B B B    
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Repeat
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12th, 15th, and 17th

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EXERCISE 95

  
    24 B B  BB     
  
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in 7th,

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EXERCISE 96

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EXERCISE 97
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EXERCISE 99

  
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1

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exercise  9th, 
    
      
 
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EXERCISE 100

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EXERCISE 101

  
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CHAPTER 2
coordinaTION

ONE STRING EXERCISES

TWO STRINGS EXERCISES

SIX STRINGS EXERCISES

STRINGS SKIPPING EXERCISES

SYMMETRICAL ORIENTATION

MELODIC EXERCISES ON SCALES

32
INTRODUCTION
sol RE la mi

sol with
In this chapter, you will deal RE the
la coordination
mi of the two hands. This series of exercises is very impor-

tant for the perfect coordination of the right hand in relation to the movements that the left hand will have
to make on the guitar fretboard. To get excellent results from these exercises, I recommend you to play
them initially at a strictly low speed, learning them by heart and playing them regularly every day.


I still remind you, if you feel any muscle pain or hand fatigue, to stop for a few minutes trying to relax the


    


arms.  

 
   
 
Let’s start with these simple exercises on one string.
For this series of exercises, you will have to use alternate picking.

ONE STRING sol RE la EXERCISES mi

    
    
sol RE that la coversmi
Let’s start with a chromatic scale

all twelve frets of the 1st string with three positions of the left
have to use alternate picking. 
you


           
hand. For these exercises, will
    
    
       
    
 
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  6 B DB B DB BDB B BDB BDB B F B DB F B DB F B D   
B B
EXERCISE 102

    : 4    
1

   
  
  

 
 
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RE
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scale
mi performed in reverse. Pay close attention to the little finger
movements.
 
 
    
    

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    B B B B B  B B B B 
BDB F BDBF BDB F B BDB F BDBF BDBF B
EXERCISE 103
D F D F  D F D F
 
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Here is another chromatic
    
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covers all twelve frets of the 6th string with three left-hand positions.

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6  
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1

  
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la miin reverse. Pay close attention to the little finger movements.
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Here is the same chromatic  RE
scale
sol performed
  
       
    
    
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sol    
      
       
  
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6
    : 4 B DB F B DB F B BDB FBDBF BDB F B B DB F BDB F B BDB F BDBF BDBF B 
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TWO STRINGS EXERCISES 
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EXERCISE 109

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The following chromatic exercise makes your left-hand pass from the 6th string to the 1st string through
the fretboard on a diagonal direction.
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remember to play the    
    
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EXERCISE 110

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EXERCISE 111

:4 DB F B DB F B B DB F B
  
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EXERCISE 112

 
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STRINGS SKIPPING EXERCISES
Strings skipping exercises helps to develop the picking control aboutstring skips.
This technique can be appliedsolto scales
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arpeggios and, in addition to creating a very particular and
distinctive type of sound, simplifies some types of phrasing that
would otherwise be impossible with normal
sol RE la mi
picking techniques. 
    
    

   
Do some practice with the following
 chromatic exercises.
         
    
    
        
 
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DB BDB B B 
EXERCISE 113

DB B
 D
  : B
 B DB B 
1

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Repeat the exer-  
   

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    c   & ' ( ) & ' ( )  12th, 15th, and 
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EXERCISE 114
4 D
 
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1

B
  
  
    
Repeat  
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the exer-
       
    

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cise in 5th, 9th,

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( ) * "!
 

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EXERCISE 115
­    : 4  B BDB DBBDB B
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1

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B DB B   

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     cise in7th,9th,
      & '     12th, 15th, and  17
( ) 
c   % & ' ( 
   position.
     
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   1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
& ' ( )
      
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EXERCISE 116          


1
   
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     cise in7th,9th,
     
c  
 
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& ' ( ) 
 
12th, 15th,  and  17
     
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          B B     


  
   BDB B B B 
EXERCISE 117
D
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4
1
   
      
Repeat the exer-  
         
       & ' ( ) 
cise in 7th, 9th, 
c   ' ( ) *   and
12th, 15th,

       ' ( ) *
   
17th position.
  
     1 23 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4   
& ' ( )

    
   

        
    
    

   

         
    
    
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EXERCISE 118
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D B F B 
BDB F BDB BDBF B 
44
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sol RE la mi
  
  
sol RE la mi
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cise in 7th, 9th,
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symmetrical ­     orientation


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the picking inthe change   of 
   
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sol RE
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la mi    
These excellent coordination exercises develop the symmetrical orientation of
strings in combination with        
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left-hand independence.    
For these exercises use the
sol alternate
la picking
RE   mi and play each exercise in several fretboard positions.

    
    

    

         
    
    

17
        
    
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B B B B  
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EXERCISE 119
D
    DB DB
  
   
  B
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1

     


     
  
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B B B B B B
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EXERCISE 120
D D D
  : 6
4 B B B B B B
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EXERCISE 121

  DB DB DB B  BBBBB
 6 BB B BDB B B B B
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1
D
     

DB B  B B

B     
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    c
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sol RE la mi

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sol RE la mi
   
         

    
    

   
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EXERCISE 122

   BBB B BB
 6 B B B B B B
 : 4
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B    
  
D F D
B
1


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sol RE  
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la mi
      
    
    
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la  mi 
      
    
    
sol RE  
     

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EXERCISE 123
    
  DB B B B B B BB
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