I play a kora, which has a fixed set of notes. I am playing traditional and non-traditional music on it. For the traditional music there is a specific didactic approach I am following.
For the non-traditional I have a "warmup" routine I follow, which is centered around timing and... finger agility/placement. I would like to have some focus on my warmup also teaching me the, I don't know, musical logic behind it.
Initially my question was going to be if someone could help me devise a routine. But I think what I am really after is a better understanding of how someone would come up with it. So for instance, it is not hard for me to find the notes of a chord, and the layout of the instrument kind of lends itself to that anyway, but that does not feel particularly meaningful musically.
The one example I have of what I am talking about, is that after playing up and down the strings I play descending octaves where I try to hit all the "F" notes together, then all the "E", but... Would it be helpful to do the same thing with 5ths? other intervals? I don't really know, but more importantly I don't totally understand how anyone goes about knowing.
I have read up/studied music theory but have trouble connecting what feels like abstract ideas with the actual music in front of me/that I want to make.