More Permutation Drills in Action?
Chromatic Acrobatics 2!
You don’t have to have Chromatic Acrobatics 1 under your belt to tackle this one, but you surely want to have some permutation exercises (or these permutation drills) under your fingers. These chromatic grooves are a great creative application of permutation exercises. Sometimes permutation drills get vilified as being unmusical, unnecessary, and boring to practice… nothing could be further from the truth. In this post (and notreble episode), I aim to prove the first point: chromaticism sounds awesome and can really liven up a groove.
As for defending them on the other points, I have plenty on my blog and more coming. In the meantime, do yourself a favor, and just practice them! 🙂
What do you think? Make sure to relax, to keep breathing, and to play softly as a way to let the speed come to you rather than to push for it. Once you get the hang of that, you can dig in all your heart desires. You will feel when you are doing it right because you won’t be working against yourself anymore. Rather, you will be inviting the music in and you will be in a comfortable flow! Enjoy!