Manuel Barrueco on Practicing

In the latest edition of his Podcast, Mr. Barrueco answers a lot of questions about his practicing.

He goes over essential technical exercises, using a mirror, memorization (really great stuff here), essential studies, and using a metronome.

The number one tip, I think: finding the hard parts, copying them, and putting them all in a folder. All the hard stuff is together for easy practicing. Very organized. Want to create a powerful technique routine? Combine the basics (arpeggios, scales/alternation, slurs, etc.) with the little, technical parts from pieces.

Thanks to Bobber for reminding me about these podcasts.


  • Cameron Mathers
    Cameron Mathers

    What podcast is it? He has many on his website. Thank you Chris for this great website and information you bring to the guitar world.