Lesson 15 Exercises 1-4

Jeff

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Explanation of Changes

Have you ever tried to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time? On your first attempt you may accidentally end up patting both your head and your stomach. It can be challenging to do two new things at once. But if you practice, you will be able to complete the task.

Sometimes music can feel the same way when trying to do 2-3 new things at once. To help meet this challenge I have highlighted 3 steps that we will apply to the first three exercises. These steps take away the feeling of applying 2-3 ideas at once, by taking things 1 step at a time, and then by building on each. Here is the order of our focus:

  1. Notes & Rhythms
  2. Articulation
  3. Dynamics

By focusing on each area and building upon it (with each exercise), you will posses greater accuracy and less frustration while practicing. So let’s get started and become comfortable one step at a time.

Exercise #1- Notes & Rhythms

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Exercise #2- Articulation

Exercise #3- Dynamics

Exercise #4