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The exercise I find most useful to improve speed and muscle tone, on a piano or away from one, is a technique that I believe was (is) used by the Russian school: I know it as legato technique. take a succession of notes you want to improve on (be it a Hanon exercise, a scale, or a section of the piece you actually play) press the first finger in the ...


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I almost always have a piano. But the best exercise for my fingers when away from it, is "playing" piano exercises on my leg. Position your hands so that they are comfortably over your body surface. Bend your elbows to a comfortable angle. When standing, my front pants pockets are in the right place for me. Hanon exercises are great. All you need is the ...


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When playing crotchets- 4 in a bar - there are few ways to divide up the bar. 4 beats, 3+1 beats, 1+3 beats, or 2+2. With quavers (8ths), the number of variants is much greater. So being able to put in the last quaver of a bar, followed by the first beat of the next, for example is an advantage of being able to use 8s. Popping usually occurs on the 'off ...


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They're a staple of rock, and as bass guitar is often used as a rock instrument, they are seen as one of the basic techniques of bass playing. With many rock rhythms, quarter notes are too slow and make the song feel lethargic, while 16ths are too frantic and hard to play. 8th notes are, for many songs, just the right thing to drive things forward with the ...


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The aspect of virtuosity which has always impressed me most is the ability to intuitively navigate a genre's entire musical context (scales, their associated modes and characteristic dynamics) in a way that remains true to the expectations of the knowledgable (genre-native) listener. Underpinning this skill are years of practise - but that may change. '...


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Bro I think I'm starting to have the same issue, no inflammation, but tightness and pain in the forearm below the elbow - I've been stressing about it for the last week and scouring the net for solutions. This video is the best I've found - do the digging in exercises, in and around the areas in your forearm that are tight. Do your stretching as well. I've ...


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The range of expression that a human voice is capable of never fails to surprise me. Whether it's Bulgarian deep-throated singing, German lieder, or Korean opera. What you will be able to achieve with your voice will depend upon a couple of things: Physiology - Some people have wider throats, and thicker vocal chords. They're just made that way. The idea of ...


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Practice often and with click-track! Familiarity with the song it's general pattern, fill spots...helps confidence immensly. With confidence anxieties disappear. don't drink to relax, beside all that goes with bad habits I found it destroyed my memory on stage over the ages.


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It's pretty common to change the clef in piano music. In your case, the right hand has moved in the lower range of the piano, so it wouldn't be easy to read many ledger lines below the staff. That's why the person who wrote this sheet has changed the treble clef to the bass one. You don't change octaves. The low B in the left hand is played in the octave ...


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Looking at the site you linked and clicking on each fret to change the pattern, there are actually only 5 (not 9) completely different distinct patterns that repeat. Several are exactly the same notes and some show a slight variation on the same basic "pattern". Allow me to expand on some of the other answers. The basic patterns for the minor ...


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I learned the major and minor pentatonic patterns (which are identical except for which note is the root of the scale) by first learning these five patterns: Then I learned to connect the patterns, first by playing each pattern in sequence up and down the neck and then up and down each string. Then I learned to switch between the patterns starting and ...


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So if you look carefully at the E Major Pentatonic graph, you will notice that the scales are basically overlapping barred chord forms of E (where the nut itself is a bar for open E chord): E pattern; D pattern; C pattern; A pattern; finally G pattern; repeat. By D pattern, I mean the D chord form barred at the second fret (E major). This is, basically, ...


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In his book, he taught that there is three techniques you will have to perform to enter deep practice; 1.Whole picture: learning a piece of music, you need to play it through or look through it. 2.Chunking: break the big picture, practice parts of the piece of music. Do the things you do not understand. 3.Slowly: Do not do it like how amatuer violinist ...



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