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Arpeggio Warmups – 9th Chords

So far all warmups were based on the premise that the chord notated in the exercises (and what is heard on the play-along MP3s) is also the four note chord played for the arpeggio. In this post we’ll break from … Continue reading

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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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Arpeggio Warumps

My previous post completed a series of basic arpeggio-based warmup exercises. So far the exercises explored all variants of four note arpeggios/chords of diatonic harmony: major seventh chords (scale degrees I and IV), minor seventh (scale degrees II, III, and … Continue reading

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Arpeggio Warmups

This week’s post completes the half-diminished exercises by starting the arpeggios on the seventh of the chord. This is the ascending form: And this the descending form:

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Arpeggio Warmups

This week’s warmups start the half-diminished arpeggios on the (diminished) fifths. Here is the ascending exercise: And this is the descending variation:

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Arpeggio Warmups

This week’s warmup continues the new half-diminished based arpeggios. The exercises below start the arpeggio on the third of the chord. Here is the ascending form: And this is the descending exercise:

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Arpeggio Warmups

So far all Arpeggio Warmups have been based on: Dominant 7th chords Minor 7th chords Major 7th chords The diatonic major scale “generates” one more type of 7th chord. It is formed by starting on the 7th degree of the … Continue reading

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