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 in whole steps only reaches six keys before repeating:

C | D  | E  | F# | G# | A# | C

A practical solution to this problem is to create two distinct exercises (one with the keys above) and then the second one starting on any of the keys not in the first one:

C# | D# | F | G | A | B  | C#

That way again all keys are covered. Here’s what these two exercises look like when descending in whole tones:

And these are the matching ascending exercises:

Because all the original 32 arpeggios and their inversions can be used with these four new ways of cycling through keys, this post essentially defines 4×32=128 new arpeggio warmups! Here are the 16 play-alongs for those new exercises:

Major Chords Desceding Whole Steps C

Major Chords Desceding Whole Steps Db

Major Chords Ascending Whole Steps C

Major Chords Ascending Whole Steps Db

Minor Chords Desceding Whole Steps C

Minor Chords Desceding Whole Steps Db

Minor Chords Ascending Whole Steps C

Minor Chords Ascending Whole Steps Db

Dominant Chords Desceding Whole Steps C

Dominant Chords Desceding Whole Steps Db

Dominant Chords Ascending Whole Steps C

Dominant Chords Ascending Whole Steps Db

Half-Diminished Chords Desceding Whole Steps C

Half-Diminished Chords Desceding Whole Steps Db

Half-Diminished Chords Ascending Whole Steps C

Half-Diminished Chords Ascending Whole Steps Db

 

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