Elementary Technique - Fundamentals of Scales & Arpeggios

Arpeggio Playing

Whole-body and Posture for Arpeggio Playing

When we play an arpeggio, the arm motions are quicker than in a scale. In a scale we have 8 notes per octave, an arpeggio we have 4. In this video I look at: Whole-body choreography Managing smooth arm motions with no dipping in the elbow Control of the thumb – do we pass the thumb under or shift the arm? Both are possible, but I prefer to turbo assist the movement to the thumb using a rotary movement and thinking of throwing the hand towards the next thumb note Alignment of the arm on the middle fingers (rather...

Sign in or subscribe to read the full article.

Purchase options

This content is available as a separate, once-off purchase or as part of a subscription. Click "Buy" to purchase it or on "Subscription options" to get access to this content in addition to our growing library of over 300 articles for as little as £13.99 per month or £119.99 per year (Click here to sign-in to view this page if you are already a subscriber).

£45.00Buy Subscribe Back