Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun Covington KY

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.

Daphne Wayne
(859) 992-8511
1576 Basswood Court
Florence, KY
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Piano
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Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
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Beginner, Intermediate
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4 Years

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David P.
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East Woodemont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
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Music Theory, Drums, Piano
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5 to 99
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I specialize in pop, rock, and funk drums. For piano I specialize in classical.
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Xavier University - Music - Xavier University (Bachelor's degree received)
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Lexington Rd. Box
Louisville, KY
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Guitar, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums, Music Recording, Speaking Voice
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5 to 99
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I specialize in voice posture training, vocal projection, music production, latin percussion, hip-hop percussion, speed drumming, piano technique, ear training, rhythm training and songwriting
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Homeschooled - - 08/00 - 05/04 (High School diploma received) The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Master of Divinity - 08/08 - present (not complete) Wheaton College (IL) - Music Composition (Voice emphasis) - 08/04 - 5/08 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Elizabeth Hickerson
Florence Music Academy 240 Main St.
Florence, KY
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Chorus, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice
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Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
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Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$0
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11 Years

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Daphne Wayne
(859) 992-8511
1576 Basswood Court
Florence, KY
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Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$39
Years of Experience
4 Years

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Elizabeth Hickerson
Florence Music Academy 240 Main St.
Florence, KY
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Chorus, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$0
Years of Experience
11 Years

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Andrew K.
(877) 231-8505
Elmwood Ave
Louisville, KY
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Music Recording, Acting, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Theory, Singing, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar
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1 to 99
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I have extensive experience in the pop field. Genres include folk, pop, rock. I have composed music for film and television, so I am strongest in composition. I have taught other subjects in every age range from 6 months to 18 years of age.
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Ballard High School - - 87-91 (High School diploma received) Kenyon College - Theatre - 91-96 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Arapaho Trail
Frankfort, KY
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8 to 65
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All musical styles
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Franklin County High School - General Diploma - 2000-2004 (High School diploma received) University of Kentucky - Percussion Performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Rose Street
Lexington, KY
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Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums
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8 to 65
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All musical styles
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Franklin County High School - General Diploma - 2000-2004 (High School diploma received) University of Kentucky - Percussion Performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Patricia R.
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Wabash Dr
Lexington, KY
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Piano, Singing
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1 to 90
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music, Piano, Voice
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South High School - - 1962 - 1965 Univ of Colorado - Music Education - 1965 - 1969 Liberty University - Master of Arts - 1997 - 2000 Trinity Seminary - Womens Studies - 2001 - present
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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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