Playing Double Notes at the Advanced Level

Modulating Pattern (2)

Modulating Patterns for the Double Thirds Exercises

When we transpose technical exercises without using the printed page, we are training both ear and brain. We need to hear, feel and think about what we are doing. But why not simplify matters and just play an exercise in C major? With each new key we experience a different black-white terrain under our fingers – this adds enormous value to the gains from the exercise and to our technical development in general. In the modulating patterns I give for the double thirds, you will get an exhaustive (but not exhausting!) workout. However, before diving into complex and demanding double...

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