Developing p,i,m,a,m,i arpeggioby Alan Hirsh
Next, apply this to alternating bass strings:
When secure, practice in a string crossing context:
This preparatory study is played mostly in open position with a few momentary shifts to Pos III, producing a campanella effect (playing three scalar notes on three adjacent strings). In the following excerpt (mm.3-4), G is played at V on (4), C at V on (3):
Visualize on the fingerboard:
When proficient with The Mist, begin the p,i,m,a,m,i arpeggio. This feels almost the same, except the 3rd beat dyad becomes a sympathetic m,i movement. For more on the p,i,m,a,m,i apreggio, see The Shearer Method Book I, Classic Guitar Foundations, p.160. Other studies that apply this arpeggio may also be found in Sheet Music section of the Shearer Studio.