Watch the Aguado Arpeggio Etude online guitar lesson by Andrew Leonard from Beginner Method for Classical Guitar

After listening and analyzing my performance of Aguado's Arpeggio Etude in the previous video, you're definitely ready to learn to play it. This breakdown video takes you through the piece in great detail.

While watching, you will notice a lot of time is spent discussing our left hand classical guitar positions. When playing right hand arpeggio pieces, many beginning classical guitar players are surprised when they discover how much attention needs to be spent on the left hand. This is understandable since we classical guitarists spend so much time focusing on the movements necessary to develop good right hand technique.

Make sure to avoid spending too much time on the right hand and too little time on the left hand. This can lead to sloppy playing. Follow my instructions in the video and you'll avoid making this mistake.

Also, pay close attention to my suggestions for learning very small parts of the piece at a time. This will help you synchronize the hands from the beginning of the learning process. When classical guitarists perform, they're often playing an hour or more of solo guitar music from memory. Thus, developing practice strategies that are efficient and allow one to remember all the fine details in the pieces they are performing is quite important!