Weekly Warm Up No. 28
We’re coming up on a year of the Weekly Warm Up. (What?!?!?)
You might recall, if you’ve been with us since this started, we met Monday-Friday to play together.
As we continued from spring to summer, summer to fall, and now winter, we’ve had to adapt, change, and evolve to a world that is, for now at least, online.
While not ideal, I’m grateful to have this community. I’m grateful to all of you for your willingness to come together each Monday morning and start our week with a shared goal of “getting better.”
So, thank you for being part of this adventure. We’re glad you are here with us.
For this week, we will be bringing back some of our more familiar arpeggios (though there is a new one in there that I’ve been using to get my hands back on track–it’s a little tricky), and we’re also adding a bit of tremolo.
Left hand slurs are dealing with a two-note pattern followed by a plucked note. Think of it as a rhythmic pattern of two sixteenths + an eighth note. I’m also adding a new synchronization exercise to keep you on your toes.
Quarter note set @ 80 BPM.
Right Hand Arpeggios:
(Based on this A Major Chord Progression )
- Piam (i & m on 2, a on 1)
- Pami (ami 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).