Weekly Warm Up No. 27
Welcome to March, Friends.
It’s promising to see the daylight last a bit longer each evening.
The shortened daylight hours of winter take me back to a couple of years ago when I was recording in Berlin I remember thinking that it was always dark outside (because it was).
I’d be heading to the recording studio in the late morning and the sun was barely poking through the clouds (it’s always cloudy in Berlin). By the time we had finished sound check, recorded a piece or two, and we were taking our first “coffee break,” the sun was already down.
As I shared last week, I’m getting my chops back in order and have been enjoying the process. Often times, I’ve had to just jolt myself back into shape which is a frustrating process. You end up rushing things and push to recover lost ground. It’s akin to trying to quickly drop 5-10 pounds before whatever “event” one has in their life. It’s a miserable process for you and those that get the special gift of living with you during that time.
Knowing, all too well, the work that I have in front of me to get back “in shape,” I’m taking the time to enjoy each step along the path. I’m slow right now, so I’m focused on staying relaxed, loose, and listening to my sound. My ability to concentrate is increasing and allows me to observe my movements with more clarity. I want everything to be easy and if something feels “hard,” I’m able to take the time to pull it apart and understand why.
Since we’re talking about taking our time, let’s continue to refine the Warm Up introduced last week.
Quarter note set @ 80 BPM.
Right Hand Arpeggios:
(Based on this A Major Chord Progression )
- Pim (im on 2)
- Pmi (mi on 2)
- Pma (ma on 2)
- Pam (am on 2)
Left Hand Slurs: (ascending & descending)
Synchronization Drills: Single String
- 1234 | 4321 | 1434 | 2434
I’m also including some tutorials I’ve created around Arpeggios, Ascending Slurs (Hammer On’s), and Descending Slurs (Pull-Off’s).