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How to Warm Up!

There is a litany of finger exercises, but sadly, most of them just serve to wiggle your fingers and nothing more.  What you want is something to warm up with that engages all three of the senses and relates to something musically- right?

12-tone rows are a great musical source to sink your teeth into, that are melodic studies relating to the chromatic scale.  Music that is entirely based on the chromatic scale is called atonal, but what you might not know is that many of the more modern jazz players use atonal ideas over tonal music!

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