Talking Technique: Tetrachord Workout
Similar to our last lesson, we’re working on exercises designed to shed your scales and build your technique at the same time. This time we’re focusing on tetrachords, which are four-note groups found within scales.
You can also turn these exercises into speed training exercises by adding a few beats every time you play, but be sure not to go too fast. If you feel like you’re chasing the beat, back off a little and try it another day. As always, it’s important to stay relaxed.
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