[Harp-L] Scale and intervals practice on dimi chromatic

Chesper Nevins chespernevins@xxxxx
Thu Jul 27 15:40:07 EDT 2017

Hi Hannes,

I personally practice any scales, arpeggios, melodies, etc., while keeping
an awareness of what key I'm in - and what notes I'm playing.

This makes Eb and F# somewhat different from each other.

Of course, there is still the physical convenience that F# is no harder
than Eb, but I don't really focus on "pattern playing".

At the same time, I can still be somewhat aware that I am playing in a
"blow/ blow+slide/draw" "pattern".

If a whole scale is too difficult/unfamiliar, I break it down into 4-note
pieces or even 2-note pieces.

BTW, the same goes for the "Dimi Blues Harp" as well (the Dimi diatonic).

Jason Rogers

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 3:17 PM, Hannes Schneider <
hannes.schneider.23 at xxxxx> wrote:

> To those who play diminished tuned chromatics: Do you practice scales and
> intervals by tonality (C, G, D ...) or by position (starting with blow,
> blow + slide, draw)? Being mainly an "ear player" I tend to think that
> practicing e.g. C, Eb, F# and A separately would be somehow redundant, but
> I'd like to know how others think about it.
> regards
> Hannes

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