Weekly Warm Up No. 61
I have been in the weeds with my playing the past week. I’ve been looking at all the little details, taking my time, and having a ball.
Do you ever have that experience where you have all the patience in the world to work on things and then the next week (or day) you do not?
I’m always trying to savor those good weeks (or moments). One practice session this past week I was so relaxed and–BOOM–everything was clicking. Those are the sessions I’m always trying to find my way back to each day. You’re present: listening, adjusting, feeling, and most importantly your inner dialogue has decided to take a brief hiatus from commenting on every note, squeak, buzz, and beat.
A couple weeks ago I was at the ocean and one morning I was watching surfers catch their wave. Practicing well is so similar to catching a good wave. It depends on a constellation of things. Timing, awareness, and letting go being three significant factors.
Here are some winter waves from Ocean City, MD:
I hope you had a few of those moments when you picked up the guitar recently. If you didn’t, I hope you catch a couple of those great practice waves this week.
Quarter note set @ 80 BPM.
Right Hand Arpeggios:
(Based on this A Major Chord Progression )
Left Hand Slurs:
- 0123 | 3210
- 0124 | 4210
- 0134 | 4310
- 0234| 4320
Based on the Major Pattern Outlined Below (in the key of C)