Weekly Warm Up No. 35
The past few weeks I’ve been thinking about consistency and small goals. Perhaps it’s because my world flipped upside down with the arrival of a new family member this past week (see picture). Puppy’s…they’re cute…even during 3:00am potty breaks. Don’t judge….I’m doing my best people.
Consistency and small goals are easy concepts to understand and yet hard to implement.
James Clear‘s newsletter made good point regarding consistency this week:
“The more you move, the easier it is to keep moving. Maintain the momentum.”James Clear
As I did a bit of reading for a talk I needed to give this past Saturday, I stumbled upon this next question:
If I keep doing what I am about to do today for the next five years, will I end up with more of what I want or less of what I want?Jame Clear
Both of these are applicable to consistency and small goal setting in practice. If I’m being honest, I also find that it’s easy to let these two areas of our work slip out of focus as we get busy with doing “all the things we’re supposed to do on the guitar.” What about you? Is your work on the guitar getting you towards where you want to be five years from now? If that question makes you pause, then my work here is done.
This week we’re continuing our triplet patterns with arpeggios. We’re also adding in a two longer arpeggios patterns in four-note groupings.
For left hand slurs , I’m adding on to our single string left hand patterns that were introduced during Week No. 32.
Quarter note set @ 100 BPM.
Right Hand Arpeggios:
(Based on this A Major Chord Progression )
- Pim ami ami
- Pmim amim
- Pmam imam
- Pami (ami on 2)
Quarter note set @ 80 BPM.
Left Hand Slurs: (ascending & descending)
- 121-232-343 (two sixteenths & an eighth)
- 434-323-212 (two sixteenths & an eighth)
Synchronization Drills: Single String
1234 | 4321 | 1434 | 2434