Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun Indianapolis IN

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.

Melissa M.
(877) 231-8505
E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN
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Piano, Opera Voice, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory
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5 to 99
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Although my voice is particularly suited for classical music and classic music theater, I have also successfully taught students interested in more modern music theater, folk/acoustic rock, jazz, and gospel. I believe that students thrive when they’re allowed to sing the kind of music they prefer, as well as encouraged to broaden their scope.
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Illinois State University - music - August 2007-May 2009 (Master's degree received) Illinois Wesleyan University - music - August 2003-May 2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Melissa M.
(877) 231-8505
Dewberry Ct.
Indianapolis, IN
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Piano, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Although my voice is particularly suited for classical music and classic music theater, I have also successfully taught students interested in more modern music theater, folk/acoustic rock, jazz, and gospel. I believe that students thrive when they’re allowed to sing the kind of music they prefer, as well as encouraged to broaden their scope.
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Illinois State University - music - August 2007-May 2009 (Master's degree received) Illinois Wesleyan University - music - August 2003-May 2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Melissa M.
(877) 231-8505
E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN
Subjects
Piano, Opera Voice, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Although my voice is particularly suited for classical music and classic music theater, I have also successfully taught students interested in more modern music theater, folk/acoustic rock, jazz, and gospel. I believe that students thrive when they’re allowed to sing the kind of music they prefer, as well as encouraged to broaden their scope.
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Illinois State University - music - August 2007-May 2009 (Master's degree received) Illinois Wesleyan University - music - August 2003-May 2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Terrell Brett Mus Instrctn
(317) 251-7363
6516 Cornell Ave
Indianapolis, IN
 
East 91st St Christian Church-School of Fine Arts
(317) 849-1261
6049 E 91st St
Indianapolis, IN
 
Melissa M.
(877) 231-8505
Dewberry Ct.
Indianapolis, IN
Subjects
Piano, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Although my voice is particularly suited for classical music and classic music theater, I have also successfully taught students interested in more modern music theater, folk/acoustic rock, jazz, and gospel. I believe that students thrive when they’re allowed to sing the kind of music they prefer, as well as encouraged to broaden their scope.
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Illinois State University - music - August 2007-May 2009 (Master's degree received) Illinois Wesleyan University - music - August 2003-May 2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Todd L.
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Lee Ct
Cicero, IN
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Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Acting, Oboe, Trombone, Flute, Trumpet, French Horn, Organ, Tuba, Bassoon, Percussion, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, Singing, Music Performance, Drums, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
Christian Theological Seminary - Theology/Ministry - 1991-1995 (Master's degree received) Ball State University - Music Education - 1984-1988 (Bachelor's degree received) Hamilton Heights HS - College Prep - 1981-1984 (High School diploma received)
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Renee G.
(877) 231-8505
Vivan St.
Portage, IN
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Music Performance, Piano, Music Theory
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4 to 99
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My specialties are really motivating students to have fun learning to play the piano. We learn to read the notes, relate sound and express ourselves through the beauty playing the piano. I am willing to use a variety of styles to help students learn to play the piano such as classical, rock , pop, hymn, jazz and more through the variety of method books such as Alfred, Bastien, Faber and Faber, and more.
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Inter-City Christian - Teaching - 1968-1974 (Bachelor's degree received) Clearwater Christian College - BS in BIble and Physical Education - 1974-1979 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Paul-Mueller Percussion Studio
(317) 293-5057
3049 W 71st St
Indianapolis, IN
 
Pankratz Raye
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6170 Elsbury Dr
Indianapolis, IN
 
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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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