20 July 2010
Iterative Routine for Ear and Fingerboard
I am trying to get up to speed with GMT. It occurred to me that just memorizing scale, arpeggio, and chord shapes is of little value without any music associated with the shapes. The following routine will help me build a repertoire of musical elements and burn in where these elements lie on the fingerboard.
Pick a single rhythm to study and play it percussively with a backing track. When I have command of the rhythm, it is time to add tones.
With each element, sing as much of it as I can. The more I hear the music I am playing, the easier it comes out.