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Cello Lessons: 7th Arpeggio Routines

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In addition to the scale,
we wanna work on our arpeggio routine,
which will focus even more on shifting.
The fingering I want us to use for
two major arpeggio routine are,
we're gonna start with
the root on first finger, and
then we're gonna shift immediately
to the third on first finger.
Then the fifth is fourth finger,
and the root is on second finger.
This little unit here of one, four, two,
will give us the root third, fifth triad.
And if we add first finger
on the higher string.
It will give us a major seventh,
which is an important quality
to include in our practice.
So from here, the second octave,
we will shift to the third,
then we'll play third finger,
first finger and second finger.
I'll go down.
Notice that
when I'm hanging out
in these positions.
I'm leaving a lot of my fingers
down if at all possible.
So that I'm keeping my hand shape good.
Now the routine we're gonna practice this
with is the same routine we played for
the two octave major scale with
the drone and the metronome.
We'll play whole notes,
half notes, quarters, eights,
triplets, and sixteenths.
I'll play it all the way through for
you right here.
And keep in mind that even though
I'm demonstrating it in D major,
I would want you to practice
it in every key over time.
Three, four.
Two, three, four.
As we move to
quarter notes,
keep listening to
your intonation
with the drone and
make sure that you're
staying right with
the metronome.
We don't wanna rush.
Two, three
notes are next.
One and two and three and four.
are next.
One and a two and a three and a four.
16th's are last.
One and a two and a three and a four.
That last one actually
fits all in one bow.
Make sure you're always
playing four clicks per bow so
that we're separating
the coordination of the hands.
Our left hand is getting faster while
our right arm is staying the same speed.