This variation on a well-known sonority warm up, might be of benefit to those of you who struggle to spend seemingly endless hours focusing on just two notes.Whilst without doubt that other exercise can be beneficial to some, it can also become something of a dirge for others.
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Arranged by Paul Edmund-Davies
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.