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Cello Lessons: D Minor - Arpeggio

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So remember the arpeggio is comprised of
the root, which is the first scale degree,
the third, and the fifth scale degree, and
that together are the notes of the
arpeggio that will later become chords.
Let me play you the arpeggio of D minor.
We've got the root.
[SOUND] The third, which is minor,
which means it's played
the second finger open A, and
then we'll play the root on
top as well the high D octave.
I'll play that one octave up and down.
Let's play
it together.
Ready, two, three, play.
So we're going to
practice this arpeggio just
like we practice the scale.
We practice with the drone and
the metronome and we'll play whole notes,
half notes, and then quarter notes.
Whole notes first,
two, ready, go.
At this slow tempo,
the work that you've
hopefully still been
doing on long tones will
come in really handy,
because these are long
slow bows that we're
playing for whole notes.
Now let's practice half notes.
So this is two clicks per note.
Two, three, four.
finish with
quarter notes.
One, two, ready, play.
I would say you should practice these
arpeggios whenever you practice
the scales, and you can do it
with the metronome and the drone.