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Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun Chico CA

Whether you’re on the road, running from one gig to the next, or dealing with distractions at home, finding time to practice is difficult for all of us, here are some exercises, each of which focuses on a different element of playing, depending on what kind of gig it is. Try the ones I’ve outlined here, then make up your own to incorporate your favorite licks and runs in your daily warm-up routine.

Bryan B.
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San Diego, CA
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Piano, Music Theory, Speaking Voice, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Acting
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5 to 99
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I know the Alexander Technique, The Body Mapping Method, and can teach Proper Musical Theatre Belting. I can also teach proper technique for Classical singing which applies in the Classical, Musical Theatre and Pop worlds. I have a great stage presence and am able to teach my students proper song interpretation and acting skills. For piano, I work on building a strong techinique and linking exercises and warm ups to musical line and musicality.
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San Pedro, CA
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Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Singing, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Piano
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8 to 50
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I was trained classically in both piano and voice, but spent many years in musical theater and singing in supper clubs, as well. I am capable of teaching most styles of piano and voice except rock and rap.
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Peabody Conservatory ** - Opera/classical music - 1959-62 (Bachelor's degree received) Platt College - Computer Graphics - 1995-96 (Degree received) Hood College for Women - Music & Art - 1958-1962 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Los Angeles, CA
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Dance, Music Recording, Piano, Music Theory
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5 to 99
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R&B, Neo Soul, Soul, Blues, Jazz, & Pop music.
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Santa Monica College - Music /Liberal arts - 08/28/04- 06/15/10 Berklee College of Music - Music Composition & Production - 02/14/07- 05/23/07
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C Ave
Coronado, CA
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Piano, Music Theory
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Music, Piano, Theory Classical, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Swing
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SFSU - Music/Business - 1993-2004
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Janna Virabian
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Yorba Linda, CA
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Piano, Viola, Violin
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Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other
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Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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James T.
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55th St
San Diego, CA
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Guitar, Piano, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing
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5 to 99
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I begun private lessons at the age of 8 from my master teacher Dennis Harmon who is a graduate of Berkeley School of Music. At age 15, inspired by Jimmy Hendrix, I self taught myself guitar. Later within that same year I started attending vocal lessons from L.Rainkin who is recently retired as a veteran church organist and director.
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San Diego Mesa College - General Studies to Transfer 4yr College - Curnnetly Attending (not complete) San Francisco Community College - General Studies to Transfer 4yr College - 2004-2006 (not complete) San Diego City College - General Studies to Transfer 4yr College - 1998-2004 (not complete)
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7 to 25
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I was taught using the Suzuki Method and I adapt it to my students needs. I was classically trained at UC Santa Cruz, and I am most familiar with music from the Baroque and Romantic Eras.
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UC Santa Cruz - B. A. Music - September 2004 - June 2008 (Bachelor's degree received) Chadwick High School - High School Diploma - September 2000- June 2004 (High School diploma received)
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Josh E.
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Babbitt Ave
Encino, CA
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Music Recording, Songwriting, Piano
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5 to 99
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classical, pop
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University of Illinois - Music Open Studies - 2002-2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun

by Josh Dodes

Finding time to practice is difficult for all of us. Whether you’re on the road, running from one gig to the next, or dealing with distractions at home, it can be daunting to keep your chops up. Whether at sound check or the beginning of a session, it’s always important for me to get my hands and ears moving in as little time as possible, and often, only a few minutes are available. That’s why I’ve come up with these exercises for myself, each of which focuses on a different element of my playing, depending on what kind of gig it is. Try the ones I’ve outlined here, then make up your own to incorporate your favorite licks and runs in your daily warm-up routine.

  

0210 Play It TMT 1 Pedaling - click for audio . I often end up pedaling on one note with accented chords around it. You can do this in any key, with different accent chords. The important thing is to keep the single-note line as fluid as possible across both hands, even with the chords moving around it.

  

0210 Play It TMT 2 Blues licks - click for audio. I typically start this exercise in F, then move down a half-step at a time to C, then start again at F and take it up by half-steps to C. Different licks feel better in different keys, so I’ll often do variations on these runs as I move around the keyboard.

  

0210 Play It TMT 3 Left hand arpeggios - click for audio. The idea here is to get a fluid, expressive left hand arpeggio moving under an ostinato pattern in the right hand. I’ll usually go up a half-step at a time, periodically altering the right hand phrase in the fourth bar.

  

0210 Play It TMT 4 Pop-ups - click for audio. These kinds of percussive pop-ups are particularly good on funkier songs if you’re playing solo. They bring a little bit of slap bass feel to your left hand. You can play this exercise in any key; the important thing is for the right hand part to feel like it’s being “propelled” by your left thumb.

  

0210 Play It TMT 5 Two-handed percussion - click for audio . This is based on my song “Shakespeare Monkey,” and is a good way to focus on syncopation and rhythmic precision at fast tempos. I’ll usually loop this, moving up a half-step every four bars.

0210 Josh Dodes Thumb New York City keyboardist Josh Dodes has toured and recorded with Marc Cohn, Toby Lightman (shown), and Julian Velard, as well as with his own Josh Dodes Band, featured on VH1’s “Bands on the Run.” He currently writes for thisisyoursong.net , a custom songwriting service he co-founded in 2005.

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