Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun Lancaster 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.

Evan Sachs
2162 Avenida Espada
San Clemente, CA
Instruments
Piano, Suzuki Method, Theory
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Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$70
Years of Experience
35+ Years

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Brittany M.
(877) 231-8505
Tilden Avenue,
Culver City, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Acting, Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 85
Specialties
Voice styles: Musical Theater, Jazz and Classical (art song and opera), Pop/Rock Sight-reading, theory and piano Candidate for Master Teacher in Estill Voice training: this vocal technique breaks down the voice muscles and body into 13 structures. Once you have mastered these structures, the voice is free and can be manipulated to whatever sound you want to create with an understanding of the science of the voice.
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San Diego State University - Music Education - 1997-1999 (not complete) Manhattan School of Music - Voice - 1999-2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
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RockStars Music Studios
18582 Beach Blvd, Suite 214
Huntington Beach, CA
Instruments
Chorus, Drums, Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Violin, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$130
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Ivan C.
(877) 231-8505
university ave.
Riverside, CA
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
European classical method both for the music theory and piano
Education
rio hondo community college - general education/music - 2000-2003 (not complete) riverside community college - piano/music - 2003-2006 (not complete) california state university, fullerton - fine art - 2006-2010 (not complete)
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Kelley H.
(877) 231-8505
Toscana Way
San Diego, CA
Subjects
Flute, Music Performance, Piano, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Bel canto (classical technique) singing, Art Song and Opera, Italian, German, French and English diction
Education
Crowder College - Mathematics - 1995-1996 (Associate degree received) Missouri Southern State University - Music Education, Voice & Flute - 1997-2001 (Bachelor's degree received) The University of Texas at Austin - Opera Performance - 2003-2005 (Master's degree received)
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Brad H.
(877) 231-8505
Boynton St.
Glendale, CA
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
piano, music theory, Beginning Voice Classical, Musical Theater, Film Music, Pop
Education
Azusa Pacific University - Choral Conducting (in progress) - 2006-present University of Southern California - Composition (did not complete degree) - 1999-2003 University of Southern California - Psychology - 1999-2003 St. John's Prep - college prep - 1995-1999
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Inna G.
(877) 231-8505
Rocklin rd
Rocklin, CA
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Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
Moldova Music School - Music - 1993-2000 (High School diploma received) Sierra College - Music - 2004-2008 (Associate degree received) Academy of Spiritual Music of Moskow - Conducting - 2007-2009 (Associate's degree received)) Sierra College - Music teacher /Transfer to SacState - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Andy S.
(877) 231-8505
West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
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Drums, Piano, Percussion, Music Performance, Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My percussion knowledge is vast and I can teach any genre My guitar knowledge is considerably less, but I can teach from beginners to intermediate levels. My piano knowledge is beginner to novice level
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Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - 9/1991-5/1995 (Bachelor's degree received) New York University - Music/Composition - 9/1995-5/1997 (Master's degree received)
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Donna D.
(877) 231-8505
San Clemente Dr.,
Corte Madera, CA
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Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
For voice, I teach classical style, including posture, breathing, tone production, vowel production, phrasing, diction, appropriate style and performance practice, and music reading. Materials I use include everything from folk songs to arias, and 16th century to contemporary compositions, in English, Italian, Latin, French and German. Voice is my primary interest. I am also competent to teach beginning theory, and beginning piano, both classical and standard popular, including improvization …
Education
Pepperdine University - Educational Computing, Administration - 1983-1987 (degree received) Occidental College - Music - 1964-1968 (degree received) UC, Berkeley - Poli Sci/Music - 1958-1963 (degree received) Marlborough School - college prep - 1952-1958 (degree received)
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Jordan M.
(877) 231-8505
Balboa Terrace
San Diego, CA
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Tuba, Songwriting, Music Recording, Harmonica, Percussion, Clarinet, Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trombone
Ages Taught
5 to 999
Specialties
My major in college was music education/jazz emphasis. I have an extensive background in both classical wind ensembles, jazz bands, and improvisation. I also currently perform in original and cover bands on keyboard and guitar, in a range of styles including rock, reggae, Latin, and funk.
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University of Miami, Coral Gables - Music Education - 8/2003 - 5/2007 (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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