Monthly Archives: June 2012

Alternating Arpeggio Warmups

Up to now, all arpeggio warmups were based an a single form of the arpeggio, e.g. starting on the third of the chord and descending. A simple trick to create more challenging exercises is to combine an arpeggio’s ascending and … Continue reading

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Arpeggio Warmups

In last week’s post we created new arpeggio warmups based on cycles of whole-tone steps. Cycles of minor thirds reach even less keys than whole-tone cycles. After just four keys one is back at the start-key: C | Eb | … Continue reading

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Arpeggio Warumps

In last week’s post we derived new exercises by cycling through all twelve keys chromatically. In principle any interval can be used to cycle through different keys, most of them won’t reach all keys though when applied repeatedly. E.g. cycling … Continue reading

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Arpeggio Warumps

Last week’s post introduced 32 new arpeggio warmups by cycling through the keys in ascending fifths rather than descending fifths. This week we’re going to take this idea further by cycling in half-steps or chromatically. For instruments that don’t naturally … Continue reading

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