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we use classical guitars so I take a period on proper sitting position and how to hold the guitar and what to do with their arms and hands. I get them working on simple warm-up exercises from Scott Tennant’s “Pumping Nylon” book. It gets my students working on finger independence, facility and coordination. There are some other finger warm-ups I created that I add and eventually rotate through each week. I take tempos very slow to focus on tone and sound production. Doing these exercises everyday gets them prepared for playing 1st position chords and progressions.