Gallay Exercise Duet 3 – Articulation
Gallay Exercise Duet 2 – Finger Work & Articulation
Progressive Warm Up No. 5
At the start of a practice session, a slow, long, sustained melody such as this, is a highly useful method for ensuring that lungs, lips, fingers and focus are instantly engaged.Although the movement between notes is moderately subdued in this exercise, consummate control of fingers will be required, to avoid lumps and bumps as keys are opened and closed. As the melodic line here is of a highly legato nature,it follows that fingers will need to mirror this in their operation.
Individuals should work on these scales at tempi which are commensurate with their technical capabilities. However, the following guidelines might be helpful to some:
Progressive Warm Up No. 4
With almost hymn like lines, this exercise is designed to encourage players to focus on the crucially vital moments which occur between notes, in particular when phrases are required to be played as legato as possible.Whether in scale or arpeggio format, to mask the inherent weaknesses within the instrument and to avoid unevenness in the melodic line, it will be necessary to commit physically to the all-important transition from one note to the next.