Quarantine Practice Pt. 3

I hover between traditional and matched grip quite a bit, and there’s a reason for that, the two grips are not quite equals in my hands. There are many things I’d like to be able to play traditional that I can only play matched. That’s what led me to this next exercise. I’ve been starting my practice sessions with some open playing in 5/4 lately (speaking of things that I’m not quite comfortable with…) and since I didn’t have a whole lot of time to work with I found myself trying to just sit back and enjoy playing time while keeping triplets going in my left hand…playing traditional grip…and it wasn’t happening.

The Rhythm Scale has been my problem solver for most things for a year or so now. There are a few posts up, in my mind there’s a whole book to be written, I just need to be able to play it all first! As I was starting to feel that I’d missed the boat on practicing today this came to me. I was able to pull it together in half an hour or so*, though I’m hoping that it’ll all be a bit more solid with a bit more practice tomorrow.

Rhythm Scale Triplets

Rhythm Scale Triplets

*Feel free to follow me on instagram if you’d like to see video of any of these exercises instagram.com/michellemtuck


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