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Advanced Practice Routine:

The 30 Essential Elements - For a Structured Practice Routine

  1 - Start with the C scale, (I), (Tonic) in 4 octaves, and the next 7 elements
  2 - Major triadic arpeggio
  3 - Major flourishing arpeggio
  4 - Put C, for now, in a modal context (VI). Not the relative minor like in Heart and Soul,
      but the relative minor of the flat third Eb, the natural minor
  5 - Harmonic minor scale
  6 - Melodic minor scale
  7 - Minor triadic arpeggio
  8 - Minor flourishing arpeggio
  9 - Return to the C, the tonic in all the inversions, (all chords are full not triads)
10 - Melodic chords in the scale ascending
11 - Harmonic chords in the scale descending
12 - Atonal scale climb using full chords
13 - Chord changes on the eight tone
14 - Descend using inversions and... VI, III, II, with 15 rapid fire study of chords
15 - A chord study covering 15 types, starting with the Major
16 - Augmented
17 - Minor
18 - m7 ( -7 or -)
19 - 7 or x
20 - M7
21 - m7b5 symbol () or half dim and the door opener to poly-chords
22 - A diversion to the dominant family of the augmented. (#5) 7 in the LH
       The RH stays with m7b5 or () the whole will be 9th
23 - m9 LH m7 RH M7
24 - M9 LH M7 RH m7
25 - o7 dim7
26 - Return to C. The tonic altered to a 7th in the LH and a III m7-5 or () in the RH
        for a (9th)
27 - Do not change the LH, move the RH to the V as a m7 for a (11th)
28 - Move the RH to the bVII as a M7 for a (13th). The next one will be the first use
        of the sequential cycle of fourths (F)
29 - Partials from the lowest place using one 5th dyad and two 6ths
30 - Octaves of the tonic, (eleven of them), and the last part 12, is a look at how
        Beethoven used the idea of inversions in the last strains of the (C)

 

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