Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun Salinas 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.

Bryan B.
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Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA
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Music Theory, Speaking Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Acting, Music Performance, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
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I know the Alexander Technique, The Body Mapping Method, and can teach Proper Musical Theatre Belting. I can also teach proper technique for Classical singing which applies in the Classical, Musical Theatre and Pop worlds. I have a great stage presence and am able to teach my students proper song interpretation and acting skills. For piano, I work on building a strong techinique and linking exercises and warm ups to musical line and musicality.
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SDSU - Music Performance - 2007-2010
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Charles M.
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Acacia Ave
Torrance, CA
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Piano, Music Theory
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5 to 65
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Contemporary pop (including contemporary religious/worship); chord chart reading, improvisation
Education
Biola Universiity - Organizational Leadersip - Oct 2005 - Dec 2007 (Bachelor's degree received) California State Univ Dominguez Hills - Music - Sept 1978 - Dec 1981 (not complete) Oklahoma Baptist University - Piano Performance - Sept 1977 - May 1978 (not complete) Long Beach Polytechnich - General - Sept 1974 - June 1977 (High School diploma received)
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Kecia T.
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Glacier Creek Way
Elk Grove, CA
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Piano
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5 to 99
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I like to incorporate discovery learning and step-by-step teaching methodology in my lessons, where the student has a more successful rate of concept retention. My focus is mostly on building a strong musical foundation where my students will learn to read and play written music proficiently.
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CSU, Chico - Communications - 1983-1987 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Esther B.
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MarlinSeas CT.
Sacramento, CA
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Singing, Piano, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 80
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I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and, challenge them, as well. I also have new techniques for teaching voice and piano.
Education
Sacramento City College - Music(voice&piano) - 1999 (Associate degree received) C.S.U.S. - Voice &piano - 2001 (Bachelor's degree received) C.S.U.S. - Voice&Piano - 2004 (Master's degree received)
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Priscilla M.
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Via Aquario
San Diego, CA
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Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical music, all periods. Musical theatre, vocal coaching and musical directing. Improvisation on piano, all styles.
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Wheaton College Conservatory of Music - Piano Performance - 1980-1984 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Redlands - Piano Performance - 1984-1986 (Master's degree received)
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Kelley H.
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Toscana Way
San Diego, CA
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Flute, Music Performance, Piano, Singing, Opera Voice
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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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Karen Magruder
9086 Whirlaway Court
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Ear Training, Early Music, Other, Piano, Recorder, Theory
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Classical, Kids, Other
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Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$30
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27 Years

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Gloria C.
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Trafalgar Dr.
Glendale, CA
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Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing
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1 to 99
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I specialize in classical singing which that includes opera vocal techniques and music performance.
Education
Highland H.S. - - 1985-1989 (High School diploma received) Manhattan School of Muisic - voice - 1989-1993 (Bachelor's degree received) Manhattan School of Music - voice - 1993-1995 (Master's degree received) UCLA - voice - in progress (not complete)
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Tanisha H.
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W. 77TH STREET
Los Angeles, CA
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Speaking Voice, Music Recording, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Opera Voice, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Vocals: beg to adv Piano: beg to inter Vocal genres are pop, R&B, gospel, classical (opera), musical theater. I studied voice at Berklee College of Music. Have also studied Seth Riggs SLS (Speech Level Singing) method independently, however, I am not certified. Piano instruction levels I teach are basic to intermediary focusing on classical, and general accompaniment abilities.
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Berklee College of Music - Voice & Music Business Management - 9/1995 - 5/1998 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Linda C.
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Dallas Dr.
Campbell, CA
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Violin, Drums, Viola, Saxophone, Music Theory, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Piano, Trombone, Upright Bass, Oboe, French Horn, Tuba, Percussion
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5 to 99
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I have been teaching band, orchestra & choir in public schools for 28 years.
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Miramonte HS - - 1972-1976 (not complete) Humboldt State Univ. - Music - 1976-1980 (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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