Weekly Warm Up No. 57
I’ve been working through these chord cycle exercises a friend of my mine shared with me and they make my brain hurt (and my ego, too). What’s a chord cycle? That’s for another day. Though you can take a peek at those here.
It’s funny how working on the things that are truly “good for you” often don’t feel that way in the moment. In fact, I’m often trying to wrap up or skip over that portion of my work because I’m NOT GOOD AT IT….
I’m thinking about all of this as I’m in the middle of one project and getting ready to begin a few new ones. A piece of advice that was given to me back in my student days was to use each new piece or project as an opportunity to build a new skill, approach, or both….so, take the new things you’re doing and create an situation that allows you to to implement new habits. Surprise: easy to say, hard to do. And then the universe steps in during my meal prep this week with a set of interviews about habits:
Also, the book is worth reading (you can find it in the podcast links). I’m revisiting it currently.
But, WWU’s, you did not come here to read all this, you came here to know what we’re doing this week. For this session, we’ll be visiting our arpeggios, slurs, and scales. For those that couldn’t be there last time, we’ve begun our scale journey and I couldn’t be more excited about it. We’ll be focusing on the details of left hand preparation and string crossing for the right hand.
Quarter note set @ 80 BPM.
Right Hand Arpeggios:
(Based on the A Major Pattern Outlined Here)
Left Hand Slurs:
- 121 232 343
- 434 323 212
Based on the Major Pattern Outlined Below (in the key of C)
Questions? You can reach me here: