Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun East Amherst NY

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.

Silvana C.
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Piano, Opera Voice, Singing
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5 to 50
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As a professional musician, I have worked with 7 voice teachers and 7 piano teachers. I have developed my own understanding how to work with students in many different levels through my career. My piano students can develop discipline, respect, patience, and appreciation through our piano lessons. I strongly believe this is what education about. Singing is very physical, and many techniques can be explained by how our bodies react through singing. I emphasis on more practical work. If my voic…
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Manhattan School of Music - Vocal performance(Classical) - 1997 (Master's degree received) University of the Pacific - Vocal performance(Classical) - 1995 (Bachelor's degree received)
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I specialize in classical piano and jazz piano. In classical, I teach based on my experience as a classical pianist who has been performing and participating in international competitions and festivals since age 6 and based on various teaching methods and styles I observed in my years of study and taking master-classes with a wide variety of leading teachers in the field of classical performance. In jazz, I used some of the methods I learned from Peter Petruhin, a pioneer of early jazz educat…
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The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Jazz piano - 09/2005-12/2008 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Maryland School of Music - Major in Composition, minor in Piano Performance - 09/2001 - 05/2003
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$70
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Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Music Theory
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Piano and Vocals: beg to adv Jazz and contemporary music specialization
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Northern Virginia Community College - Music - 1998-2000 (Associate degree received) Berklee College of Music - Music - 2000-2005 (Bachelor's degree received) University of North Texas - Music - 2006-2009 (Master's degree received)
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New York, NY
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Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory
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Jazz, classical and latin.
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Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College - Jazz Piano Performance - 9/97-12/99 (Master's degree received) Vassar College - Music - 9/92-5/96 (Bachelor's degree received)
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When teaching piano, because I specialize in classical, I emphasize sight-reading, theory and performance from the very first lesson. As soon as possible, I have student memorize pieces appropriate to their level. I begin each lesson with memory work, move into sight-reading and analysis of the new work, or exercise. This way a student has a multi-faceted approach to music they are learning, and once they have learned it, they are continually adding to their repertoire. I work this way becaus…
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Williams College - Music Major - September 1999-June 2004 (Bachelor's degree received) Conservatory of Music/ SUNY Purchase - Master of Music Classical Piano - September 2007-December 2010 (not complete)
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Cello - Classical, Improvisational Rock/Metal & Jazz Training/Experience. Piano - Classical, Improvisation. Guitar - Rock/Metal, Improvisation.
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New York, NY
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5 to 99
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Jazz, classical, R+B, blues, virtually any genre (as I've performed them all) Highly studied and accomplished in music theory, composition, and orchestration, ear training and arranging
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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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