Weekly Warm Up No. 54
It’s been such an adventure since our last visit.
A question occurred to me this week and I wanted to ask you: What would happen if you did ALL the things you knew you were supposed to do during your daily practice? What would that be like and do you think it would change your playing for the better?
Not that what you’re doing isn’t “right.” I just wonder what would happen if we each took the time to do all the things we needed without rushing ourselves.
Perhaps this is on my mind has I’ve been working up a new piece that moves at a fast tempo and I’m letting it develop at its own pace. I’m not forcing it. It has been all too often that I’ve pushed this part of the process and for what? It’s the equivalent of walking outside standing next to a tree and yelling: “GROW FASTER!”
It takes the time that it takes….and that time is different from everyone.
This week, we’re back to four note arpeggios for the right hand. For left hand slurs, we’ll be doing three note combinations and with our last bit of time a little synchronization drill.
Right Hand Arpeggios:
(Based on the A Major Pattern Outlined Here)
- Pmim amim
- Pmam imam
Left Hand Slurs:
I’m also including some tutorials I’ve created around Arpeggios, Ascending Slurs (Hammer On’s), and Descending Slurs (Pull-Off’s).
Questions? You can reach me here: