We’ve discovered a clever little “personal” etude this week. Here it is:
It captures the tricky b/c# interval that can always use more repetitions, crosses the break from e/f# with a touchy half hole, includes top space g for pitch accuracy and left-hand pinky precision, then descends to repeat.
With dotted rhythms, we can improve finger trajectories:
Then, for something a bit more involved, and useful for finding the latent lapses, here is the pattern in triplets (notice how it takes three cycles to come out even):
Later in the week we decided that a great way to really clean up the digits is to play short staccato:
Apply in liberal daily doses, rinse and repeat often. Add to your favorite warmup routine!