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|April 27th, 2009, 02:06 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: san francisco
Help me complete my country warm-up routine
I play country polkas, rags and am looking for suggestions to help complete a technical / theory driven, 40 minute warm up routine. Here's what I have so far:
Each day of the week is done in a different key around the Circle of 5ths:
1. Major scale ascending / descending in the 5 + open positions on the neck
2. Major pentatonic + hexatonic scale ascending / descending in 5 + open
3. Minor pentatonic scale ascending / descending in 5 + open positions
4. County composite scale (major pentatonic + added 3rd) ascending and descending in 5 + open positions
5. Blues scale ascending / descending in 5 + open positions
6. Harmonic 3rds (double stops) ascending / descending in 5 + open positions
7. Harmonic 6ths ascending / descending in 5 + open positions
8. Major triads ascending / descending in 5 + open positions x 2
9. Minor triads ascending / descending in 5 + open positions x 2
10. Diminished triads ascending / descending in 5 + open positions x 2
11. Augmented triads ascending / descending in 5 + open positions x 2
12 Misc. 7th chord triads ascending / descending in 5 + open positions x2
13. Open string mixolydian scales ascending / descending in A, G, E, D, & C
1-13 take about about 15 minutes.
14. Guiliani right hand finger exercises (10 minutes)
This leaves a balance of about 15 minutes. What's missing?
I would like to incorporate some bending exercises either oblique, scale-type, chord-type across or up and down the neck. Goal is accuracy, speed and finger strength. Any suggestions?
What else am I missing or would useful to fill the balance? Any zany mode drills applicable to country / blues?
Also I'm wondering about the utility of saying the notes either out loud or in my head as they are being played. Or maybe just targets like 3rds, 5ths, 7ths?
Any suggestions appreciated.
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|April 27th, 2009, 02:28 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
I like your approach to practicing. Do not forget diminished scales. Chords and inversions in block styles and arpeggios. Also experiment with chord voicings from open voicing to a more closed voicing. This is harder on guitar than say piano. I just wish I had more time for a quality warmup and practice. Have fun, Wayne
|April 27th, 2009, 07:31 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: the delta bc
very solid foundation
quote : saying the notes either out loud or in my head
....singing the scales as you play them
also recreational hand drumming to focus on your timing and cadence
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