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  • Writer's pictureErin Mannix

MASTER YOUR RUNS/RIFFING

STEP 1: LEARN ALL THESE SCALES

LEARN ALL THESE SCALES

(END GOAL IS TO HAVE THEM MEMORISED ASCENDING AND DESCENDING)


Vocal Exercise - Major Pentatonic Scale Ascending


Vocal Exercise - Minor Pentatonic Scale Ascending


Vocal Exercise - Blues Scale Ascending


Vocal Exercise - Chromatic Scale Ascending


EXTRA: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS WITH NATALIE WEISS

FULL PLAYLIST



GREAT LITTLE SERIES TO PRACTICE THE DIFFERENT SCALES PRACTICALLY WITH STYLES AND VARIOUS RYTHMS


Vocal Workout: Major Pentatonic


Vocal Workout: Minor Pentatonic Scale


Vocal Workout: Big Band Lick


Vocal Workout: Oh-ooh-ooh-yeah-eh-eh-eh


Vocal Workout: "Life" is full of Wonder


Vocal Workout: Whitney Houston Fluid Pentatonic Run


Vocal Workout: Etta James - Good Feelin'


Vocal Workout: Alicia Keys - Never Felt This Way




STEP 2: CHANGE THEM UP & SPEED THEM UP

BEGIN SPEEDING UP ALL OF THE PREVIOUS SCALES & CHALLENGING YOUR AGILITY.


FULL PLAYLIST: RIFFS AND RUNS


This playlist provides beginner, easy, normal and hard piano tracks. Slowly first begin to master the beginner tracks and slowly move your way up. This is a wonderful playlist to help gain agility and flexibility vocally.



STEP 3: IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE MUSIC

PRACTICE DOES MAKE PERFECT WITH RIFFING AND RUNS.

ONCE YOU HAVE DONE TONNES OF PRACTICE AND FEELING WAY MORE CONFIDENT, MAKE A PLAYLIST!

FIND ARTISTS THE INSPIRE YOU AND WHO ARE GREAT EXAMPLES OF RUNS AND RIFFING.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE STYLE.



FINAL STEP: PLAY AND IMPROVISE. TAKE RISKS AND HAVE FUN!

PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!

 

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