Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun Dalton GA

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.

Nathan S.
(877) 231-8505
Ormewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Bass Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Can teach classical piano, rock or r&b bass and guitar. I tend to include non-performance aspects in my lessons such as theory and songwriting.
Education
Florida State University - Piano Performance and Pedagogy - Fall 2000 - Fall 2004 (Bachelor's degree received) North Carolina School of the Arts - Music Composition - Fall 1997 - Fall 1999 (not complete)
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Harold B.
(877) 231-8505
Shady Maple Lane
Loganville, GA
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Music Recording
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
I first try to connect with the student to determine the level at which the student is on. I also try to determine the pace at which the student learns. If they would need motivation. My method is providing a comfortable gradual way for teaching the piano as well as teaching them to read the notes. I provide them with extensive music practice and ear training. Teach them to play real songs.
Education
Miami Palmetto High School - Academics - 1993-1998 (not complete) New World School of Arts - Music - 1999-2003 (not complete)
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Ronald B.
(877) 231-8505
Hwy 41 South
Barnesville, GA
Subjects
Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Singing, Music Theory, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in teaching pop, jazz, r&b, neo soul, hip hop, and gospel.
Education
Christopher Columbus High School - general - 9/71-9/75 (High School diploma received)
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Rhetta B.
(877) 231-8505
Matterhorn Drive
Lilburn, GA
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Songwriting, Opera Voice, Music Theory, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Singing and songwriting are her strengths - pop, rock , blues Piano: beg to inter Guitar: beg I specialize in assisting the artist to find their own style and music whether that is theatre, rock and all the way to opera. I consider myself a music teacher as well as a music career consultant. I don't consider myself an opera teacher, but I do work with singers to help them decide if they are an opera singer and/or a pop singer.
Education
Hunter College, New York - Music - 1972-1975
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Cedar Park Music School
Watkinsville, GA
 
Lesley D.
(877) 231-8505
Cherry Valley Drive
Covington, GA
Subjects
Singing, Guitar, Piano
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
music, Beginning Guitar, Piano and Voice I teach using basic music theory...all my students learn to read music!
Education
Cardinal Gibbons - Basic - 80-83
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Norman T.
(877) 231-8505
McGinnis Ferry Road,
Suwanee, GA
Subjects
Banjo, Bass Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Music Theory, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Clarinet
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have used many of the published methods for all of the instruments over the years. I am always open to any approach that will work for any given student.
Education
Columbus State University - Music Education - 9/1973-6/1977 (Bachelor's degree received) Southwestern Seminary - Pastoral Ministry - 8/1991-12/1994 (Master's degree received)
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The Music Box Piano Studio
Valdosta, GA
 
Lark S.
(877) 231-8505
Walnut Hill Circle
Lawrenceville, GA
Subjects
Clarinet, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I use the Bastien books with my younger students. For my older or more advanced students, I use Faber books. I prefer teaching older elementary students and up, although I have students as young as 5 yrs. old. I've taught some adults as well.
Education
University of Georgia - Music Ed., clarinet/piano - 9/1983-3/1988 (Bachelor's degree received) Montgomery CHS - college-prep. - 8/1979-5/1983 (High School diploma received)
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Karin B.
(877) 231-8505
Delowe Dr
Atlanta, GA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My method strongly emphasizes fundamental concepts in theory, technique and history. Over time, students learn common chord progressions leading to fundamental concepts of harmonization, transposition, improvisation and lead sheet reading. Sight-reading as well as fundamental techniques such as scales, arpeggios and other strengthening exercises are important areas of instruction. Moreover, students learn to develop sound practice strategies and techniques emphasizing arm weight, good posture…
Education
Georgia State University - Music - 2003-2006 (Master's degree received) University of North Texas - Music - 1988-1992 (Bachelor's degree received) Bishop Dunne High School - Diploma - 1983-1988 (High School diploma 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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