Watch the Milan Pavan Chordal Passage online guitar lesson by Andrew Leonard from Beginner Method for Classical Guitar

As you watch and listen to me perform this passage, there are several things I want you to look for. First, just listen a few times and become familiar with how it sounds. Then listen specifically for the melody. The melody is found in the top note of each chord. Can you hum or sing it?

Next, I want you to analyze my right and left hand technique. In the right hand: How much do I follow through? When I move P (thumb) from string to string, notice the hand does not move, just P. Also, the string crossings that involve moving the entire hand and are very minimal. Sometimes P is moving at the same time.

In the left hand: Are all the movements obvious? Which can you identify, and which are harder to figure out? Notice that not all left hand position movements are obvious.

Finally, watch the next video (the breakdown). After viewing it and learning to play this passage, come back and look for the same things. You may be amazed at how much more you notice.